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  1. Running to keep the faith

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nelson Rand

    ... Vietnam's montagnards are not the only ones fleeing the country to Cambodia. After being imprisoned and placed under 'pagoda arrest'' for much of the past decade, Buddhist monk Thich Tri Luc fled to Cambodia in April 2002 to seek asylum. The religious dissident was granted refugee status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in June ...

  2. Refugee torture claims must be assessed: court

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... for the secretary to merely follow the UNHCR's decision. The secretary must give 'every reasonable opportunity' to the claimant to establish his claim. The secretary must also assess ... that he had been tortured and faced further torture in Sri Lanka if he returned, but he failed to persuade the Director of Immigration. He then contacted the UNHCR directly, which initially ...



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