Suresh case adjourned

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 January 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A hearing on the merits of stay order on the deportation of Tamil activist, Mr. Manickavasagam Suresh, which took place yesterday was adjourned till Monday. Mr. Suresh's lawyer Ms. Barbara Jackman presented his case.

Meanwhile Amnesty International said yesterday that Mr. Manickavasagam Suresh is still facing imminent forcible removal to Sri Lanka, where he would be in danger of serious human rights violations, including torture. The London based human rights organisation issued another urgent action appeal yesterday over the deportation of Mr. Suresh .

Amnesty said that assurances given by the Sri Lankan government to officials of the Canadian government that Mr. Suresh would not be harmed were 'not adequate'.

Amnesty urged members of the public to appeal to the Canadian authorities not to deport Mr. Suresh and to abide by international obligations of non-refoulment.

The deportation scheduled for January 19 was stopped at the eleventh hour by a Provincial Court judge pending a hearing on the merits of a stay order application filed by Suresh's lawyer.

The stay order application has already been rejected by a Canadian Federal court.


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