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Claims Tamil asylum seeker was refused medical treatment

Claims Tamil asylum seeker was refused medical treatment

Updated 6 January 2012, 10:30 AEDT

The Australian Tamil Congress says Indonesian authorities refused to provide medical treatment to a 29 year Sri Lankan asylum seeker who died on board a boat in Indonesia's Merak port.

He was one of 250 Sri Lankans on the wooden cargo boat.Indonesian immigration authorities have confirmed his death.

Presenter: Christine Webster

Dr Sam Pari from the Australian Tamil Congress

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