Sri Lankan asylum seekers at the Merak seaport in Serang District on Indonesia's Java island after they were stopped by Indonesian authorities on their way to Australia. Photo: AFP  Sri Lankan asylum seekers at the Merak seaport in Serang District on Indonesia's Java island after they were stopped by Indonesian authorities on their way to Australia. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan asylum seekers at the Merak seaport in Serang District on Indonesia's Java island after they were stopped by Indonesian authorities on their way to Australia. Photo: AFP

UNHCR 'concern' over Australia's handling of Sri Lankan refugees

UN agency speaks out over the handling of Sri Lankan boatpeople, stressing the need for their cases to be handled under international law

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers at the Merak seaport in Serang District on Indonesia's Java island after they were stopped by Indonesian authorities on their way to Australia. Photo: AFP  Sri Lankan asylum seekers at the Merak seaport in Serang District on Indonesia's Java island after they were stopped by Indonesian authorities on their way to Australia. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan asylum seekers at the Merak seaport in Serang District on Indonesia's Java island after they were stopped by Indonesian authorities on their way to Australia. Photo: AFP
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