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UK immigration officials have detained Janahan Sivanathan, a 22-year-old Tamil asylum seeker from Sri Lanka.

Janahan is being held at the Morton Hall detention centre in Lincolnshire while the government tries to deport him. Supporters say that Janahan was “horrendously tortured” as a school student during the war in Sri Lanka, after he was rounded up and held captive for ten days.

His lawyer filed a fresh claim and submitted new medical evidence on 1 June. However his case will not be heard in court until 15 July. The Home Office’s own guidance says that victims of torture should only be detained in exceptional circumstances.

Janahan’s supporters say that his medical case history shows he suffered serious torture and is at high risk of suicide. Doctors are warning that his mental health has already deteriorated while in detention and that he is effectively being ‘re-traumatised’.(Open democrocy)

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  • Bala Thursday, 04 June 2015 01:06 PM

    What a tortuous web of lies and deceit to get asylum. Surely the details of these stories can be verified if supplied to a third party like the UK embasy.

    Gajabinnalankara Thursday, 04 June 2015 01:07 PM

    No evidence to present that the said refugee was " sodamized " by Sri Lanken officials?

    Waco Thursday, 04 June 2015 01:17 PM

    Please do not do that. Grant VISA.

    kondaya77 Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:20 PM

    Once the so called victims of torture gets the British Passport ,their first visit is to Sri Lanka. The war was a lottery win for the rural Tamils.

    Gamarala Friday, 05 June 2015 05:04 AM

    These are all economic migrants, they will bring up all sorts of excuses to live in the Uk as the free benefits these people get is better than working anywhere eles in the world. Deport all these asylum seekers, they are safe in Sri Lanka. These so called human rights lawyers are the scum of the earth, they will do anything for the money they earn from these cases. No one is tortured in Sri Lanka. Ask the British High Commission in Colombo.

    M Kuruparan Friday, 05 June 2015 08:24 AM

    Even the President said he was scared for his life and went hiding in a coconut estate after the polls.Prime Minister said if Dinesh Gunawardana ( or some M P ) opened his mouth he would have traveled ( taken ) in a White Van.etc. . . etc . . . What else do you want to prove ? ? ?Even the U K and the whole world knew all this. But there are so many Hypocrites like you . . . They pretend every thing is fine.

    Chamini Friday, 05 June 2015 11:00 AM

    Gamarala,I agree what you say, but have you thought a moment that most of these refugees left this country during the MRs government, where people lived under difficult and scary circumstances. These people needs assistance to get their life back in Sri Lanka. There are thousands of Sri Lankan refugees living in Camps and detention centres all over the world. We need to welcome these people back to their country where life is much safer than ever before.


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