Sri Lankan Government Continues To Deport Pakistani Christians

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A new case brought by human rights advocates to halt the deportation from Sri Lanka of Pakistani asylum-seekers, who are mainly Christians and members of other religious minorities, has been dismissed by the Sri Lankan Supreme Court.

Sri Lankan Government deports Pakistani Christian asylum seekers
Sri Lankan Government deports Pakistani Christian asylum seekers

Six human rights activists challenged the Sri Lankan government’s policy towards the asylum-seekers, requesting that the deportations process be halted.

Despite warnings from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that its actions are in breach of international law, the Sri Lankan government has continued to deport Christians and members of other minorities back to Pakistan, where they are at risk of attack.