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Australian court postpones deportation of asylum seekers

Australia's High Court has stopped the authorities from deporting a boat-load of asylum seekers to Malaysia.

Lawyers for the group of refugees argued that their transfer to Malaysia would be illegal.

Judges ruled there was a "sufficiently serious question", and ordered a halt to such transfers until a full hearing can be held later this month.

Nick Bryant reports.

  • 08 Aug 2011
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