Lingering doubt on 'voluntary' deportees

Right-of-abode seekers vowed yesterday to press for the return of 12 claimants with pending court cases if their deportation earlier this week proves to have been involuntary.

Thursday, 19 October, 2000, 12:00am

Manila to deport barrister

FORMER Hong Kong barrister Stuart Mason-Parker, languishing in a Philippine detention centre, is likely to be deported to Britain this month, an immigration officer said yesterday.

Immigration officials had indicated they would approve Mason-Parker's application for voluntary deportation after an alleged passport scam was smashed, said Major William Macavinta.

10 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Migrants return

More than 100 boat people flew back to Vietnam in the fourth deportation since the handover.

26 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Viets deportation move

A group of 259 boat people from High Island detention centre were moved to the camp's high-security unit pending forced repatriation.

22 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Common sense prevails

After two decades of dealing with unwanted Vietnamese asylum-seekers, this community is understandably short of sympathy for those it never invited. But, just occasionally, there comes a case where the injustice of what is being proposed is so great as to outweigh weariness with the boat people problem.

16 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Mass removal from Whitehead 'risks violence'

The voluntary departure of almost 600 boat people from the High Island Vietnamese detention centre has forced the Government to consider a potentially dangerous mass removal operation at the Whitehead camp.

27 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Warning of resistance at Viet camp

SECURITY forces have been warned to expect organised resistance today when they remove 220 Vietnamese from High Island detention centre.

The operation is the first to target south Vietnamese - who are believed to be more committed to remaining in Hong Kong than their northern countrymen.

Demonstrations against today's action began at High Island yesterday.

30 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Quicken deportation

THE plight of Hong Kong's boat people has drawn sympathy over the years from many people both inside and outside the territory, despite the increasingly hostile attitude taken to them by the Government and much of the local community.

13 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Official silence on deportation

OFFICIALS yesterday refused to say whether more boat people pursuing injury claims against the Government would be deported, after it emerged that recommendations had been made for many to be awarded settlements.

2 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Bid to halt return for victimes of camp raid

LEGISLATIVE investigators will ask the Security Branch to deliver a firm guarantee not to deport any more Vietnamese asylum-seekers making claims against the Government until an inquiry is completed next month.

11 May 1995 - 12:00am

Security forces to swoop on High Island

SECURITY forces were to move into the High Island detention centre this morning to remove 38 Vietnamese scheduled for deportation.

A government spokesman said that following an announcement on Monday of the deportation flight, 43 Vietnamese volunteered for transfer to Victoria Prison for the flight.

11 May 1995 - 12:00am

Viet camp blaze suspects unlikely to face charges

EIGHT Vietnamese suspected of being responsible for fires in accommodation huts at the High Island detention centre will probably not be charged because of difficulties in obtaining evidence against them.

17 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Deportation flights poser

THE Government is leaving open an option to lump together several deportation flights of Vietnamese asylum-seekers to take up the slack of a six-month moratorium on forced departures.

15 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Raided Viets in deportation protest

AN SOS signal was hoisted at the High Island Vietnamese detention centre yesterday by a group of people who probably have more cause for distress than any among the 24,000 Vietnamese asylum-seekers left in the territory.

10 Sep 1994 - 12:00am