United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) is alarmed by reports of the premier agency in the world for protecting refugees, the UN High Commissioner
for Refugees, contemplating relaxing protection guidelines for asylum seekers from Sri Lanka
. "Thousands of ethnic Tamils
who left dire and oppressive conditions in Sri Lanka and are now temporarily hosted in many countries could face torture and possible death if they were to be deported to Sri Lanka," warned a USTPAC spokesperson.