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  1. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Torture victims seeking asylum in Hong Kong for nine years to settle in Canada

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Africans who sought asylum in Hong Kong for nine years in vain are accepted by Ottawa within a year of lodging refugee applications Stymied torture pair head to Canada Two torture victims from Africa who have been seeking asylum in Hong Kong for the past nine years have been granted refugee status in Canada within a year of applying. The plight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547630/african-torture-victims-stymied-hong-kong-accepted-canada-refugees
  2. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Immigration chief gives Sri Lankan refugee temporary right to work in HK

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Sri Lankan refugee wins temporary right to work A torture claimant received a temporary work permit from the Immigration Department just a day before he ... case involves other applicants, such as refugees who cannot be resettled and who have been stranded here for many years. The treatment [of not allowing them to work] by the director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1215575/immigration-chief-gives-sri-lankan-refugee-temporary-right-work-hk
  3. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's new asylum system 'harder to exploit'

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... as a refugee, they must apply to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Some applicants have in the past filed one claim at a time to the government or the UNHCR, and, when the applications were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1306478/hong-kongs-new-asylum-system-harder-exploit
  4. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Transgender woman Ana finally living a life that is true to herself

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:28am by Lana Lam

    ... I felt really down because I had left everything I had and was asking for refugee status which was really painful," she said. "But on the other hand, I was trying to see my transition, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1346218/transgender-woman-ana-finally-living-life-true-herself
  5. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Youngsters worry most about housing and education

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... she said. Lau Wai-kit, 19 Wai-kit, who was concerned for the most vulnerable groups of children since he started learning about them five years ago, said: “Refugee children, stateless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1360440/youngsters-worry-most-about-housing-and-education

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