PREGNANT hunger striker Wendy Fang Wengqing left for the United States voluntarily yesterday, ending a 11-day protest over being denied entry to the SAR and transit to Shanghai to visit her parents. Five-months pregnant Ms Fang, 30, who resumed eating on Thursday after the High Court issued a court order allowing doctors to force-feed her, returned to the US 'on her own volition', a spokesman for the Immigration Department, said. 'We never issued a deportation order. She left willingly at around noon,' he said. It is understood she is returning to San Francisco where she lives and works as a software engineer. Ms Fang, who holds a mainland passport, wanted to stop in the SAR en route to Shanghai but was refused transit rights at Chek Lap Kok after arriving on June 28 from Taiwan. She was not allowed into the SAR because she did not have a permit, the Security Bureau said. 'Even if she had wanted to bypass the SAR and go to Shanghai to visit her parents, she has failed our entry requirements for visitors in transit. The mainland Government had rejected her twice in May this year and that's why we could not allow her transit rights,' a spokesman said. The Immigration Department denied the existence of a blacklist of Falun Gong members. Ms Fang said she was not welcome because she was arrested in Beijing at a Falun Gong rally in March this year. She started eating again 40 hours into her fast after the force-feed order - believed to be the first of its kind in the territory - was issued on Thursday. Ms Fang's application for legal aid to fight the order was rejected on Friday.