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Tiananmen dissident Feng Congde 'barred from HK'

2019-06-02 HKT 18:10
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  • Feng got no further than the airport. Immigration officials have refused to comment on the case. Photo courtesy of Richard Tsoi
    Feng got no further than the airport. Immigration officials have refused to comment on the case. Photo courtesy of Richard Tsoi
Immigration officers barred exiled Tiananmen dissident Feng Congde from entering Hong Kong on Sunday, according to a group in touch with him.

Richard Tsoi, from the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, quoted Feng as saying he had travelled to the SAR from Germany, via Japan, to attend Tuesday's vigil for the victims of the 1989 Beijing massacre.

Tsoi said the dissident arrived from Tokyo around noon and was taken to a room by immigration officers.

While being detained, he asked to be sent to the mainland to face trial. However an officer replied that he didn't know who Feng Congde was. Tsoi said that Feng was then asked in Cantonese "is it because of Tiananmen?". Feng was then put on a flight back to Tokyo.

Tsoi said that Feng told him that in 1990, he had been able to sneak in and out of Hong Kong, but know he has valid travel documents, he is not allowed to enter. Tsoi quoted him as saying "one country, two systems" is a lie, there is no independent judiciary and only the Communist Party of China is obeyed,

Asked about the report, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said he would not comment on individual cases and that the Immigration Department acts according to established policies.

Feng was a student leader of the 1989 pro-democracy movement and has been living in hiding or exile ever since the army's brutal crackdown on protesters in Beijing.
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Last updated: 2019-06-02 HKT 21:40