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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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

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

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

    ... to assessing asylum claims have yet to be revealed but the department said it would be based on the existing torture claim framework. Under the new system, in addition to assessing torture claims, ... assessing applications for asylum status. Assistant director of the department William Fung Pak-ho, who is in charge of torture claims, said combining the three types of asylum claims would make ...

  3. 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 is to lodge a legal challenge against the department in the city's top court today. The Sri Lankan is the first torture claimant to be allowed to work in the city. His lawyer, Mark Daly, said ...

  4. News - China - RIGHTS

    No love lost for 're-education through labour' system

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... with minimal or no pay. It said the conditions in the camps tended to be "extremely poor", and detainees were frequently tortured, given bad food and extorted for money. Legal scholars ...



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