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Sri Lanka: Ottawa faulted for alleged political interference in Tamil asylum cases

Jan 11, 2011 11:13:09 PM - yahoo.com
A "persuasive decision" memorandum issued by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) claiming that Tamils, particularly young males, will not be prosecuted in Sri Lanka because of their political opinions, was condemned as biased, and was questioned whether political interference from Ottawa prompted the IRB to highlight a ruling that rejected the claim of a young Tamil immigrant. The case ...