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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Asylum seeker group says defamation case a chance to probe welfare contractor

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Joanna.chiu@scmp.com Vision First says defamation trial a chance to air welfare contractor's failures Asylum aid group welcomes court case Rights group Vision First says a defamation lawsuit filed against it by a government contractor is a welcome opportunity for public scrutiny of the contractor's work with asylum seekers. International Social Service Hong Kong ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    New housing help for asylum seekers under fire in Legislative Council

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:43pm

    ... effect” that might draw more asylum seekers to the city’s shores. The revised package came under criticism by pan-democrats on the Legislative Council’s welfare services panel on Monday. “What ... that the revised allowance of HK$1,500 should cover 100 per cent of the rent for 87 per cent of asylum seekers pay, up from 73 per cent. The humanitarian package, proposed by the department ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge calls off injunction on shelter for pregnant asylum seeker

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... for asylum seekers to arrange and pay for urgent accommodation for a pregnant Nepali woman who became homeless last week. In the Court of First Instance, Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung said Lama ... after they said they were locked out of their flat by their landlord after ISS failed to pay its rent. Asylum seekers receive humanitarian assistance from the government to meet a minimum living ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Insider trading suspect Xiao Hui wants extradition case delayed

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Mainland executive wanted for insider trading in Australia says asylum bid must be heard first Businessman wants extradition case delayed A mainland businessman accused of 104 insider-trading offences in Australia yesterday urged a court to adjourn his extradition hearing to allow him to pursue a claim for asylum in Hong Kong. Counsel for Xiao ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Judge orders shelter for pregnant asylum seeker living on streets

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Woman living on streets with her family after refugee agency didn't pay rent wins injunction Judge orders shelter for pregnant asylum seeker Pressure is mounting on welfare providers for asylum seekers after a High Court judge granted a temporary injunction forcing them to help a woman who is six months pregnant and living ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand fines suspected Uygur asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 06:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Thailand fines Uygur asylum seekers Thailand yesterday fined dozens of asylum seekers thought to be from China's Uygur minority for illegal entry, ... have been providing assistance. On Friday the US State Department urged Thailand "to provide full protection" to the asylum seekers. The latest annual US human rights report said ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Asylum plea in Australia extradition case

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by JULIE CHIU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Asylum plea in Australia extradition case A businessman who is fighting extradition to Australia, where he is accused of being involved in one of the country's most serious cases of insider dealing, has applied for asylum in Hong Kong, Eastern Court heard yesterday. Xiao Hui, 39, a former senior executive at mainland China's Sichuan Hanlong ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to buy US-made drones to patrol borders, detect asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... illegal fishermen and asylum seekers, who frequently enter Australian waters to the north on rickety boats, usually setting sail from Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The announcement comes just weeks ...

  9. News - World

    Officials say boat carrying dozens of asylum seekers sinks off Indonesia, killing at least 21

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 08:52pm by AP

    ... JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say boat carrying dozens of asylum seekers sinks off Indonesia, killing at least 21. ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Asylum-seekers claim Australian navy blew up their boat

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 06:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cilicap, Indonesia Migrants claim Australian navy forced them into a lifeboat, blew up their vessel and turned them back to Java Asylum-seekers who washed ashore ... the orange lifeboat and 26 asylum-seekers on Monday on the island of Java’s south coast. The would-be refugees said they were turned around attempting to reach the Australian territory of Christmas ...




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