THREE-QUARTERS of a group of Vietnamese asylum-seekers to be forcibly repatriated this week have voluntarily moved to Victoria Prison for documentation, but the Correctional Services Department (CSD) has warned that force may be necessary to move those remaining. The CSD said 55 people from the High Island detention centre and one returnee who was at the Chi Ma Wan detention centre moved to Victoria Prison at the weekend. This leaves 26, from the total of 82 Vietnamese asylum-seekers being forcibly repatriated, still in the High Island camp. A CSD spokesman said the volunteers had decided to move after intensive counselling, and families were among the first to have volunteered. 'They were told that they would have to leave one way or another and that because of government policy there would be no changes,' the spokesman said. A spokesman for Refugee Concern said the group strongly disagreed with the forcible repatriation. 'It's not surprising that these people have come forward because they have little choice. Their names are on the list so they know they have to go. They have a stick at their backs and a carrot dangling in front of them so it is not surprising that some of them have gone for the easier option,' said the spokesman. 'We are opposed to this until it is certain that these people are not refugees.' An operation will be mounted this morning to remove the remaining 26 to Victoria Prison. The CSD spokesman said: 'We hope they won't put up a struggle but we cannot take that for granted.' 'Officers will not move into the camp in force but adequate staff will be on standby outside the camp should they be required. It will be the decision of the field commander as to what steps will have to be taken,' he said. This week's forcible repatriation is the first under the Orderly Repatriation Programme since the raid on the Whitehead detention centre in April. The group of 82 being sent back is mainly made up of those who transferred from the Whitehead detention centre to the High Island camp on April 7 in an operation involving hundreds of officers using tear-gas to enforce the move on those opposed to it. Three-quarters of the 82 selected for the repatriation are from the North Camp of High Island where the entire camp had been on hunger strike for several days. Five men and five women were still said to be on hunger strike yesterday. The 26 asylum-seekers who have refused to volunteer to be moved to the prison are all in the North Camp. The returnees will be flown back to Vietnam on two flights on Thursday and Friday. The repatriation operation will be monitored by Christian Action, Oxfam and Justices of the Peace. The list of returnees was drawn up in Hong Kong under the repatriation scheme, but it had to be approved by the Vietnamese Government, and Hong Kong's Acting Secretary for Security Ken Woodhouse said there was 'little control' over those selected under the scheme. The returnees have already received counselling from the CSD and voluntary agencies and a CSD spokesman said this would continue up until departure. Between 500 and 600 asylum-seekers in the North Camp yesterday demonstrated for about an hour when a helicopter was spotted above the camp. a CSD spokesman said the demonstration was not in direct response to the repatriation scheme.