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November 9, 1991 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of 59 Vietnamese "boat people," some resisting strenuously, were forcibly repatriated today by the Hong Kong government, its first such move in almost two years. Police put the 20 men, 16 women and 23 children under the age of 16 aboard a chartered Hercules C-130 transport plane. The plane took off for Hanoi after an hourlong struggle between police and the returnees.
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June 20, 1992 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thirty-eight Vietnamese boat people were repatriated to their Communist homeland Friday under a new accord with Vietnam allowing Hong Kong to clear its crowded refugee camps. Five of the deportees had to be dragged aboard the transport plane that carried the boat people back to Hanoi. Twenty-five of the deportees had volunteered for repatriation, including eight who were serving jail terms for crimes committed in Hong Kong.
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December 12, 1989 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite strong objections from the United States, the British territory of Hong Kong early today deported to Hanoi 51 Vietnamese, most of them children, who came here seeking political asylum in the West but were later deemed to be illegal immigrants. The expulsions marked the first time since the fall of Saigon to the Communists nearly 15 years ago that large numbers of Vietnamese have been forcibly repatriated to their homeland.
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November 13, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 150 protesters demonstrated Tuesday against the forced repatriation of Vietnamese refugees from Hong Kong during a rally outside the British Consulate General. The demonstrators carried signs, chanted and marched in front of the bank that houses the consulate on Wilshire Boulevard for two hours before 10 of them were allowed inside to meet with an embassy official to protest the agreement between the British and Vietnamese governments. Under the Oct.
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June 3, 1989 | From Reuters
Jean-Pierre Hocke, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, is "deeply concerned" about Hong Kong's action in moving Vietnamese "boat people" to a barren island off its shores, a spokeswoman said here Friday. Hocke had hoped that such a move might have been avoided and a different solution found to Hong Kong's problems in coping with a continuing influx of Vietnamese, the spokeswoman told a news briefing. She said that 350 boat people who were taken last Tuesday to an island in the Soko group had since been transferred to more suitable reception centers but that a further 200 newcomers had been moved to the same island.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1989 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnamese-Americans from Orange County and elsewhere in Southern California will hold a rally Sunday in front of the British Consulate in Los Angeles to protest the forced deportation of Vietnamese refugees from Hong Kong to Vietnam, spokesmen in Orange County said Friday. Fifty-one refugees have been returned to Vietnam, but the deportations have been temporarily halted pending a debate on the issue to be held by the British House of Commons on Tuesday.
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December 15, 1989 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Vietnamese refugee in a detention camp attempted to kill himself Thursday in the first such incident reported since Hong Kong began the forced repatriation of "boat people" to Vietnam. A government spokesman said the refugee, Dao Van Hang, 25, tried to hang himself at the Chi Ma Wan camp on Lantau Island. He was taken to a hospital, where a spokeswoman said his condition was fair.
NEWS
June 20, 1992 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thirty-eight Vietnamese boat people were repatriated to their Communist homeland Friday under a new accord with Vietnam allowing Hong Kong to clear its crowded refugee camps. Five of the deportees had to be dragged aboard the transport plane that carried the boat people back to Hanoi. Twenty-five of the deportees had volunteered for repatriation, including eight who were serving jail terms for crimes committed in Hong Kong.
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December 13, 1989 | DAN FISHER and CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Britain announced Tuesday that there will be no more deportations of Vietnamese "boat people" from Hong Kong before the House of Commons holds a full-scale debate on the issue next Tuesday. The pledge followed fierce criticism here and abroad over the expulsion of 51 Vietnamese men, women and children who were removed from a Hong Kong detention center before dawn and flown back to Hanoi under police guard.
NEWS
November 13, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 150 protesters demonstrated Tuesday against the forced repatriation of Vietnamese refugees from Hong Kong during a rally outside the British Consulate General. The demonstrators carried signs, chanted and marched in front of the bank that houses the consulate on Wilshire Boulevard for two hours before 10 of them were allowed inside to meet with an embassy official to protest the agreement between the British and Vietnamese governments. Under the Oct.
NEWS
November 9, 1991 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of 59 Vietnamese "boat people," some resisting strenuously, were forcibly repatriated today by the Hong Kong government, its first such move in almost two years. Police put the 20 men, 16 women and 23 children under the age of 16 aboard a chartered Hercules C-130 transport plane. The plane took off for Hanoi after an hourlong struggle between police and the returnees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1989 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnamese-Americans from Orange County and elsewhere in Southern California will hold a rally Sunday in front of the British Consulate in Los Angeles to protest the forced deportation of Vietnamese refugees from Hong Kong to Vietnam, spokesmen in Orange County said Friday. Fifty-one refugees have been returned to Vietnam, but the deportations have been temporarily halted pending a debate on the issue to be held by the British House of Commons on Tuesday.
NEWS
December 15, 1989 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Vietnamese refugee in a detention camp attempted to kill himself Thursday in the first such incident reported since Hong Kong began the forced repatriation of "boat people" to Vietnam. A government spokesman said the refugee, Dao Van Hang, 25, tried to hang himself at the Chi Ma Wan camp on Lantau Island. He was taken to a hospital, where a spokeswoman said his condition was fair.
NEWS
December 13, 1989 | DAN FISHER and CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Britain announced Tuesday that there will be no more deportations of Vietnamese "boat people" from Hong Kong before the House of Commons holds a full-scale debate on the issue next Tuesday. The pledge followed fierce criticism here and abroad over the expulsion of 51 Vietnamese men, women and children who were removed from a Hong Kong detention center before dawn and flown back to Hanoi under police guard.
NEWS
December 12, 1989 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite strong objections from the United States, the British territory of Hong Kong early today deported to Hanoi 51 Vietnamese, most of them children, who came here seeking political asylum in the West but were later deemed to be illegal immigrants. The expulsions marked the first time since the fall of Saigon to the Communists nearly 15 years ago that large numbers of Vietnamese have been forcibly repatriated to their homeland.
NEWS
June 3, 1989 | From Reuters
Jean-Pierre Hocke, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, is "deeply concerned" about Hong Kong's action in moving Vietnamese "boat people" to a barren island off its shores, a spokeswoman said here Friday. Hocke had hoped that such a move might have been avoided and a different solution found to Hong Kong's problems in coping with a continuing influx of Vietnamese, the spokeswoman told a news briefing. She said that 350 boat people who were taken last Tuesday to an island in the Soko group had since been transferred to more suitable reception centers but that a further 200 newcomers had been moved to the same island.
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