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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 05.09 GMT
Australia deports another failed asylum seeker


Immigration authorities in Australia have issued marching orders to a failed Tamil asylum seeker - the second to be deported recently.

The deportee will be sent back to Sri Lanka on October 31, The Age reported.

The deportation notice also states he will be liable for the cost of removal, with an invoice to be delivered before he departs.

The man - whom The Age has chosen not to name - is in his early 40s and arrived in Australia in February 2010.

He claimed his brother was a separatist Tamil Tiger.

The case follows the deportation of Tamil man Dayan Anthony in July, who was returned to Sri Lanka by Australian immigration authorities despite a last minute appeal to the United Nations.

The court in Britain halted the deportation of several Tamils to hear an appeal they face torture in Sri Lanka.

But the case has no implications for Australia. An immigration spokesman said Australia does not return asylum seekers without fully assessing claims and the UK is a sovereign nation with its own system.






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