Sina*, a successful non-refoulement claimant from East Africa, takes issue with accusations people like her are trying to game Hong Kong’s system. Photo: Dickson Lee Sina*, a successful non-refoulement claimant from East Africa, takes issue with accusations people like her are trying to game Hong Kong’s system. Photo: Dickson Lee
Sina*, a successful non-refoulement claimant from East Africa, takes issue with accusations people like her are trying to game Hong Kong’s system. Photo: Dickson Lee

Asylum seekers in Asia

Changes to Hong Kong immigration law could re-victimise those fleeing torture and persecution, human rights advocates say

  • The amendments strip those pursuing non-refoulement claims of the right to a translator and would arm immigration officers at a detention facility, among other provisions
  • The measures are part of a push to rein in purported abuse of the city’s system, but critics warn the changes could bring their own problems

Topic |   Asylum seekers in Asia
Sina*, a successful non-refoulement claimant from East Africa, takes issue with accusations people like her are trying to game Hong Kong’s system. Photo: Dickson Lee Sina*, a successful non-refoulement claimant from East Africa, takes issue with accusations people like her are trying to game Hong Kong’s system. Photo: Dickson Lee
Sina*, a successful non-refoulement claimant from East Africa, takes issue with accusations people like her are trying to game Hong Kong’s system. Photo: Dickson Lee
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