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  1. Refugees were unlawfully detained, judge rules

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and applied for refugee status with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He overstayed in Hong Kong until September last year, when he was detained. He has been held in Victoria ... in 2002 and he had been detained by the department since May 2002. His application for refugee status had been refused by the UNHCR and a deportation order issued, said Mr Pun. The order ...

  2. Tales of desperation as bureaucracy shuns the needy

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Stephanie Harrington

    ... of prison; to gain refugee status; to be relocated to a third country; and to be reunited with their children. Hari, 45, and Merina, 37, whose real names cannot be used for security reasons, said they didn't know when the waiting would end. 'It's very difficult to live separated from your children. Being a refugee is difficult because you lose everything,' said Hari, who ...

  3. Sri Lankan asylum-seekers fight deportation order

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A Tamil family from Sri Lanka seeking refugee status in Hong Kong has launched a legal challenge against the Director of Immigration's order that they be sent home. Mohammed Ismail ... immediately to the Indian Ocean island. The writ said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) intervened after a call from the applicants' other son, Mohammed Naleem Aliyar, 26, ...

  4. Boatpeople left to live on streets

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Forty former Vietnamese asylum seekers are living rough in the city, five years after the city's last refugee camp closed, social workers say. The men, who live rough ... officer who fled Hanoi in 1985. More than 230,000 Vietnamese refugees fleeing persecution and poverty arrived in Hong Kong in the years after the fall of Saigon 30 years ago today. About 143,000 ...

  5. Slice of life

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... arm. Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong were to face detention and be banned from working if they refused offers of resettlement. The tough measures were introduced to tackle the problem of boatpeople who consistently refused to be resettled abroad. The 1,500 refugees in temporary transit centres run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees would also face fines as well ...

  6. Ex-soldiers riot as peace starts to slip away

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Karen Palmer

    ... and the UN, which has secured only four of the country's 15 counties, could leave soon after. Last week, almost 200 refugees returned to Liberia from Ghana and Sierra Leone, the first phase of a three-year repatriation process intended to see more than 300,000 people go back home. It is the third time refugees have returned home. Each previous time, they have been forced out of the country ...

  7. A missionary who lived by his motto

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bazaars in Scandinavia to raise funds for the mission and mainland refugees who had swamped Hong Kong's social services. Nelsson also persuaded government officials to allow these refugees ...

  8. Virginia Maher

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... with other Shanghai refugees in the dog kennels at the Canidrome. My father, Fausto, and mother, Maria, managed to keep the two older girls at an English-language school, but the budget did not stretch to more fees when I reached school age. It was decided that me and, later, my younger sister should attend the free government school for day pupils. It was a difficult time for a refugee ...

  9. Delayed justice

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... ruled that he did not meet the standards of a refugee. Every year, more than 30,000 people make a bid for refugee status in Canada. But few have Lai's resources. Without skipping a beat, he ...

  10. Crusading journalist abducted

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... supporter of persecuted Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, he said he was warned to stop his activities. The journalist, who lives in Malaysia with refugee status and is editor of the Burma Media ...




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