Report of coroner's findings from suicide case in MTKDC

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Dear All registries and administrative offices of courts and tribunals for which the Judiciary Administrator has responsibility,

I am writing to make an information access request regarding a report of Coroner’s findings after an inquest hearing.

The hearing was regarding a suicide case in Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre in 2019.
The case reference number is KCRN 19017855.
The original Government press release is: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/2019...
The first day of the hearing was Sep 6, 2022.

I would be grateful if a report of the Coroner’s findings, or any other relevant materials from or regarding the proceedings, could be provided.

Thank you kindly for your help on this matter. If there are further items I can clarify regarding this request, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

All registries and administrative offices of courts and tribunals for which the Judiciary Administrator has responsibility

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Dear Sir / Madam,

                Thank you for your request for access to information on
19.9.2022.

                According to paragraph 1.2 of the Code on Access to
Information (“the Code”), the Code does not apply to information held by
courts, tribunals or inquiries.  

                For access to the relevant court records, you should fill
in the application form for copy of findings at inquest which can be
downloaded from the Judiciary’s webpage at
[1]https://www.judiciary.hk/en/court_servic...
and submit it to the Coroner’s Court by mail or by fax as follows :–

Address:        9/F, Tower A, West Kowloon Law Courts Building,
                501 Tung Chau Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fax:                2568 1735

Regards,

Ms Rhoda Ng
for Judiciary Administrator

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Dear Rhoda,

Thank you very much for the information you provided.

I noticed that the form you shared requires an authorization letter from the deceased. However, as far as I understand, the deceased in this case had no family in Hong Kong. Could you please kindly advise how to request the findings in this case?

Thanks for your help, and I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

All registries and administrative offices of courts and tribunals for which the Judiciary Administrator has responsibility

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Dear Sir / Madam,

                Thank you for your email of 30.9.2022.

                Regarding your request for the relevant court records of
the Coroner’s Court, please be informed that the purpose of the
authorization letter mentioned in our previous reply of 27.9.2022 is to
evince that the application is made by an authorized person who is duly
assigned by the direct family member of the deceased.  The authorization
letter should be submitted along with a copy of the identity document of
the direct family member of the deceased.

                If the authorization letter is not available, you may fill
in the application form and set out your relationship with the deceased,
by what means you have attempted to contact the direct family member of
the deceased and the reasons of your application.  Please also provide
your contact details for the reply of the Coroner’s Court.

                For further enquiries, please contact the Coroner’s Court
at 3916 6204.

Regards,

Ms Rhoda Ng
for Judiciary Administrator