Tamil asylum seeker to be deported after UN committee withdraws torture concerns


Committee earlier requested a halt to Shantaruban’s removal from Australia

A Tamil asylum seeker appears set for deportation to Sri Lanka after the UN committee against torture withdrew a request to Australia to halt his removal while it investigated the risk of him being tortured upon return.

Shantaruban, currently held in immigration detention in Melbourne, has been in Australia since arriving by boat in 2012.

Poten 3cA notice of intention to remove from Australia has been issued against him for Thursday 22 February.

Shantaruban’s claim for refugee status has been rejected.

But he says he has been unable to properly present his…

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