(Clearwisdom.net) Just before the 10th year anniversary of China's takeover of Hong Kong, between June 24 and July 1, around five hundred Falun Gong practitioners from Taiwan, Macao, the Philippines and Australia who held valid visas were deported on arrival at the Hong Kong airport, some violently. In addition, close to three hundred practitioners were denied boarding flights bound for Hong Kong, or had their visa applications unreasonably rejected. A total of 800 practitioners were prevented from entering Hong Kong for no legal and justifiable reason. This is the most prominent and largest deportation case in the history of Hong Kong.

The Taiwan Freedom paper reported the deportations as a shameful travesty of justice. Those denied entry to Hong Kong included human rights lawyers, senior citizens up to 80-years of age, children and reporters. They held valid visas, however, they were treated dismally and like criminals. Some were bundled up in blankets and held for deportation. Others were either put in wheelchairs, or surrounded by police officers that pointed guns at them. They were not allowed to use a bathroom, had no access to food and water, and many were injured. The violent treatment left bruises on many of these practitioners. Hong Kong police claimed that those deported were blacklisted by the CCP, who gave a list of names to the Hong Kong police.

On July 5, Falun Dafa Associations in twenty-two countries delivered a joint statement to top Hong Kong officials condemning the deportations. The statement reads, "All Falun Gong practitioners know that the order barring them from entering Hong Kong and forcibly deporting them back to Taiwan was not really made by the Hong Kong government. And we do know that it was Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong that masterminded this shameful and despicable plot. In other words, the Hong Kong SAR government was forced to follow the order from Zeng Qinghong."

The Clearwisdom websites reported that since 1999 more than 3,000 Falun Gong practitioners died as a result of persecution by the CCP and Jiang's regime. Nearly one million practitioners were illegally detained, sent to the forced labor camps, brainwashing centers and over 500 people were given at least 18 year prison sentences. The unprecedented and inhuman persecution brought great suffering to practitioners because many were murdered, suffered different methods of cruel torture, were raped, endured mental torture and were discriminated against. The CCP minions' incited hatred against practitioners and many were forcefully injected with drugs that destroy the nervous system. In early March last year, media reports began reporting on a horrifying story brought forward by several witnesses. The CCP had set up special camps where they held live practitioners for their organs. They removed organs from live Falun Gong practitioners, sold them for huge profit and then cremated the sometimes still alive practitioners to destroy the evidence.

For the past few years, the CCP has used a "blacklist" to prevent certain Falun Gong practitioners from entering Hong Kong, a country that claims to be under "one country, two systems." The most ludicrous thing is that the Hong Kong Immigration Division requested recently that Hong Kong airlines sent emails to their subsidiaries in Taiwan requesting customer lists. This was done to more efficiently collect customer names. The fact that the Hong Kong government has surrendered its collective conscience to the CCP has brought shame to this famous place, long known as the Pearl of the Orient.

Human rights and freedom are values commonly accepted worldwide. Historically, this has also included Hong Kong, as it is a democratic society. On July 1, 2003, over 500,000 Hong Kong people rallied against "Article 23." On December 4, 2005, people in Hong Kong held a large scale march demanding general elections. All these activities clearly expressed the will of the Hong Kong people. How can their government ignore them? Before Hong Kong was taken over, the CCP promised that Hong Kong's system would not be changed for 50 years. Only 10 years have passed and it is clear now that this was an empty promise. It becomes clearer by the day that once Hong Kong was handed over to the CCP, human rights went out the window.