Asia Pacific In blow to Abbott, Australian court halt repatriation of Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Australia is under fire for assessing Sri Lankan refugee claimants at sea and sending them home to face charges of illegally leaving the country. The High Court has halted the latest expulsion. 

By , Correspondent


A boat of 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers remains stranded at sea today after Australia’s highest court blocked the government’s plan to return the passengers to their homeland.