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  1. Refugee torture claims must be assessed: court

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Those fleeing abuses have right to reckoning by security chief Refugees who land in Hong Kong claiming they are fleeing torture in another country must have their claims ... a judicial review of the decision. Currently, the Director of Immigration has full discretion in the matter and refers such cases to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Hong Kong ...

  2. Running to keep the faith

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nelson Rand

    ... Buddhist monk Thich Tri Luc fled to Cambodia in April 2002 to seek asylum. The religious dissident was granted refugee status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in June ... in violation of international refugee law are all part of a broader pattern in Vietnam. These practices must stop.' Vietnam's Foreign Ministry told reporters recently Thich Tri Luc - a member ...

  3. Canada offers easy way out for desperate Mexicans

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... refugees are fleeing a drug war in which police do business with the traffickers and the state stands idly by. If someone like former anti-crime special investigation chief Noe Ramirez was arrested ... and no job and shares a room with three others in the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) Refugee Centre. We met at the centre, while he was standing in line with other refugees. There is a woman who ...

  4. Unruly minority

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... been helping refugees from North Korea by hiding them from Chinese security personnel, whose job it is to apprehend them and send them back. Last year, China arrested Hiroshi Kato, head of the Fund for Relief of North Korean Refugees, a Japanese group, for having organised the illegal entry of North Korean citizens into China and, subsequently, helping them enter foreign diplomatic ...

  5. Asylum seekers pray for extra time in Italy

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... A threat of deportation hangs over a football team of refugees from strife-torn nations, writes Lorenzo Tondo Karim kicks a football in a rectangle of earth a few kilometres away from ... are refugees. These players will never have their real names and pictures on trading cards because the authorities in their home countries believe they are dead- and if they knew the truth, ...

  6. Home straits

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to exile quietly swings both ways. From 1959 through to the 1970s, the vast majority of refugees who settled in India, Nepal and further afield were fleeing political persecution. Today, although ... problems,' says Dorjee, director of the Refugee Reception Centre in Dharamsala, India, the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile. 'They usually come here for good. Another 25 per cent come ...

  7. Hijack drama mystery man in diplomatic limbo

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... pleading guilty to carrying an imitation firearm with intent to commit a crime and false imprisonment. A specialist in immigration and refugee law, Mark Daly, said there were precedents in which Vietnamese refugees with criminal records were granted amnesty to reside in Hong Kong after their overseas asylum claims were exhausted. ...

  8. Snakeheads coached masked asylum seeker

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney An asylum seeker who entered Canada on a flight from Hong Kong disguised as an elderly Caucasian man was coached by mainland 'snakeheads' to lie about who he was to Canadian immigration officials. The asylum seeker told an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing in Vancouver that the snakeheads, or people smugglers, deliberately instructed him on what to say ...

  9. Activist held for subversion after accusing officials of graft

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and refugees' poor living conditions in the quake zone. She was taken by five policemen last Monday from the home of her foster father. Huang Shaofu. Her belongings and Mr Huang's computer were ...

  10. Radicals

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Declaration is an outright political diatribe, as the filmmakers illustrate the 'struggle' through images of Palestinian training camps and refugee settlements. In an interview several years ...




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