Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding deaths in immigration detention. May I know, for each of the years between 2002 - 2022 (so far):

a) The number of deaths in immigration detention (in total), broken down by institution:
i) The number of deaths in Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre
ii) The number of deaths in Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre
iii) Other (please specify)

Thank you very much for your help and attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Gigi Lo

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear Gigi Lo,
Thanks for your email of 24 February 2022.

Regarding your request, we should be grateful if you would clarify on or
before 7 March 2022 whether the term “institution” that you are referring
to in your email means immigration detention facilities.

Best regards

(Mr S T Lam)
For Director of Immigration

From:        Gigi Lo <[FOI #1005 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Immigration Department <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        24/02/2022 13:49
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Deaths in immigration
detention

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding deaths in immigration
detention. May I know, for each of the years between 2002 - 2022 (so far):

a) The number of deaths in immigration detention (in total), broken down
by institution:
i) The number of deaths in Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre
ii) The number of deaths in Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre
iii) Other (please specify)

Thank you very much for your help and attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Gigi Lo

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you very much for your request for clarification. By 'institution' I was referring to the immigration detention facilities of CIC and MTKDC. However if possible, please also specify any past cases of deaths of immigration detainees that have occurred in other places of detention, such as border control points, hospitals (where a detainee was transferred to hospital and passed away in hospital), and other places of detention listed in the Immigration (Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B).

Thank you kindly for your help and attention to this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Gigi Lo

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear Gigi Lo,
                 
Thank you for your email.

Your application is now under processing.  According to paragraph 1.16 of
the Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 23 March 2022.

Regards

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        Gigi Lo <[FOI #1005 email]>
To:        Records and Data Management Section <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        03/03/2022 18:31
Subject:        Re: Request for information under Code on Access to
Information( Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/104(R))

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you very much for your request for clarification. By 'institution' I
was referring to the immigration detention facilities of CIC and MTKDC.
However if possible, please also specify any past cases of deaths of
immigration detainees that have occurred in other places of detention,
such as border control points, hospitals (where a detainee was transferred
to hospital and passed away in hospital), and other places of detention
listed in the Immigration (Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B).

Thank you kindly for your help and attention to this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Gigi Lo

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Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear Gigi Lo,
I refer to your request for access to information on 24 February 2022 and
clarification on 3 March 2022.  Further to our interim reply of 10 March
2022, our reply is provided as below.

Since the Immigration Department took over the management of the Castle
Peak Bay Immigration Centre ("CIC") from the Correctional Services
Department on 15 April 2010, as at 28 February 2022, two death cases
involving a total of two detainees at the CIC have been reported, one in
2021 and one in 2022.  On the other hand, one death case involving one
detainee has been reported at the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre in 2019.

Regarding the 12 immigration control points listed in Schedule 3 of the
Immigration (Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B), the number of death
cases was only maintained since September 2021.  From September 2021 to
February 2022, there was no death case at the 12 immigration control
points.

Access to Information Officer
Immigration Department

From:        RM/IMMD/HKSARG
To:        Gigi Lo <[FOI #1005 email]>
Date:        10/03/2022 09:22
Subject:        Re: Request for information under Code on Access to
Information( Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/104(R))

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Dear Gigi Lo,
                 
Thank you for your email.

Your application is now under processing.  According to paragraph 1.16 of
the Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 23 March 2022.

Regards

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        Gigi Lo <[FOI #1005 email]>
To:        Records and Data Management Section <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        03/03/2022 18:31
Subject:        Re: Request for information under Code on Access to
Information( Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/104(R))

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you very much for your request for clarification. By 'institution' I
was referring to the immigration detention facilities of CIC and MTKDC.
However if possible, please also specify any past cases of deaths of
immigration detainees that have occurred in other places of detention,
such as border control points, hospitals (where a detainee was transferred
to hospital and passed away in hospital), and other places of detention
listed in the Immigration (Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B).

Thank you kindly for your help and attention to this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Gigi Lo

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