Director of Immigration,
I refer to the following request.
You replied that the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre is an immigration facility for short-term
detention of immigration offenders pending inquiry, prosecution, court hearing, transfer to other detention facilities etc.
How do you define "short-term detention"? Is there any detention limit in the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre? Is it lawful to detain non-refoulement claimants in the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre? Any case before?
Our Reference: L/M (514) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R
Our department has received your application for access to information on
22.7.2021. 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
11.8.2021. In the meantime, please contact the undersigned via this email
if you have any enquiry.
for Director of Immigration