Four asylum seekers get prison sentences for working illegally

(MENAFN- Asia Times)

Four asylum seekers were sentenced at Sha Tin Magistrates Court on Monday to 15 months in prison for working illegally in Hong Kong.

Officers from the Immigration Department raided an educational institute in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island on February 22 and arrested two Indian men, both aged 26, after they were caught disposing of garbage, according to a government

Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox

In another joint operation by the Immigration and Labor departments and police on the same day, officers caught a 52-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man, both Vietnamese, working illegally in a restaurant in Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island as dishwashers.

An employer suspected of hiring illegal workers was also arrested.

Hong Kong does not allow refugees or asylum seekers to work or establish or join any business during their stay in the city. Offenders are liable upon conviction to a maximum fine of HK$50,000 (US$6,385) and up to three years' imprisonment.



Asia Times

Legal Disclaimer:
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.