A Hong Kong Falun Gong member arrested in Beijing a month ago has been deported the day after his mother ended a three-day protest in the SAR calling for his release. Chan Yuk-to, 35, said he was escorted to Beijing airport on Saturday by public security officers, who put him on a plane for Hong Kong and took away his home return permit. The Beijing-born Hong Kong permanent resident was taken from his flat by public security officers in Beijing, where he worked, at midnight on July 12. Mr Chan, who has practised Falun Gong for two years, said he was arrested with two other sect members he had invited to his house. Falun Gong has been outlawed on the mainland since 1999. 'The police broke into my house suddenly and searched it. We were arrested after they found some Falun Gong material in my house. They didn't have search warrants,' Mr Chan said. The three were detained at the Chaoyan District Detention Centre in Beijing. 'From July 12, when I was arrested, to July 13, when they transferred me to the detention centre, officers did not give me any food. Luckily, other people detained had relatives outside who sent us food,' he said. 'They questioned me many times.' Mr Chan said the police knew he was a Hong Kong permanent resident as they had checked his identification documents when arresting him. But mainland authorities did not tell the SAR Government of his arrest, despite a notification system under which China is supposed to inform the SAR if any of its citizens are detained. Mr Chan's father, Chan Chow-tung, flew to Beijing on July 28. Beijing Public Security officers confirmed they had arrested his son but refused to let the father see him, his mother, Lau Yuk-ling, said. Ms Lau filed a request for help to the SAR Immigration Department on August 2. The Security Bureau later told her it would contact Beijing to find out the details of the case, but Ms Lau did not get a reply. She held a three-day walk around the territory from August 8 to 10 to collect signatures and campaign for her son's release.