Apr 10, 2003

(Clearwisdom.net) The Falun Gong organization in Taiwan is suing the Hong Kong government for punitive damages over mistreatment of some of its [practitioners] when a group of 80 Taiwanese Falun Gong followers were denied entry into Hong Kong earlier this year. Four [practitioners] from Taiwan and the organization's spokesperson in Hong Kong have hired Hong Kong human rights lawyer Paul Harris to file a complaint against the government of Hong Kong with a Hong Kong court. The complaint is said to prove a woman was injured during the incident and that immigration officers handled the situation inappropriately. The organization demands that the Hong Kong government publicly declare that the administrative decision to refuse entry and the violence used in the incident were violations of the law, and that it pay punitive damages to the four [practitioners] for being illegally detained.