In the Media

Canada accused of treating Tamil asylum seekers like prisoners

PUBLISHED November 29, 2012

When the sea-battered cargo ship MV Sun Sea attempted to reach land off Vancouver Island on Canada's west coast in 2010 ? overloaded with nearly 500 Tamil asylum seekers ? its weary inhabitants couldn't have known that they would soon be used as political pawns in their chosen safe harbour of Canada, but that's exactly what happened.

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