First Tamil migrant released from detention

Pregnant woman let go to take care of her children

A pregnant woman is the first of 492 Tamil migrants who arrived by Thai cargo ship in Victoria earlier this summer to be released from detention. Lawyers for the woman successfully argued she should be freed in order to care for her three young children. The other detainees who arrived on August 13 aboard the MV Sun Sea are being held due to fears that some may have connections to the Tamil Tigers, an outlawed organization in Sri Lanka. All seek to remain in Canada as refugees.

Vancouver Sun

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