Mandatory Detention in Australia

Asylum seekers abused in HK, group alleges

Asylum seekers face physical and psychological abuse in Hong Kong detention centres as part of government tactics to force them out of the city, a concern group says.

Monday, 7 May, 2007, 12:00am

Two freed as hunger strike continues

Two hunger-striking asylum seekers from a Tuen Mun detention centre have been freed, as human rights groups and a legislator step up pressure on the government to release other detainees.

A hunger strike at the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre entered its sixth day yesterday, with 22 detainees refusing to eat, the Immigration Department said.

12 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Five dead in breakout from detention centre

Five men are dead and four have disappeared after a foiled escape attempt by 16 people at a detention centre in Guangdong province last month.

8 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Reprieve for families

THE Director of Immigration has granted a reprieve to three Vietnamese families about to be re-detained, allowing their lawyers to apply for a judicial review today.

Lawyers for the families worked over the weekend to beat a re-detention order issued by the Immigration Department last Friday which demanded the families' presence at Tai A Chau detention centre this morning.

24 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Battle to stop Viets' detention

LAWYERS will work through the weekend to beat an order for the re-detention of three Vietnamese families who have been rendered stateless and now plan an appeal to the Privy Council in London.

The lawyers say the Government deliberately issued an order for re-detention late yesterday before an application for judicial review could be heard by a duty judge.

22 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Probe into Amnesty claims on Vietnamese

THE Government is reviewing claims by Amnesty International that Hong Kong's policy of detaining Vietnamese asylum-seekers contravenes international standards.

26 May 1994 - 12:00am

Weapons haul

MORE than 400 home-made weapons were found during a five-hour search of the Vietnamese detention centre at High Island.

1 Apr 1994 - 12:00am