A Tamil asylum seeker who had fled Sri Lanka is to be deported from Australia, The Guardian reports.
The man whose identity is being protected for fear of reprisal on return to Sri Lanka was handcuffed this morning at Villawood detention centre in view of deportation tonight.
He is being deported without his asylum claim being processed as he failed to meet the October 1 deadline, the paper reported.
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His planned deportation comes just days after the United Nations committee against torture advised the Australian government that asylum seekers from Sri Lanka are at risk of "torture and rape" if deported back to the island.