Hong Kong’s Ombudsman to investigate Immigration Dep’t for denying a work visa to HKFP without reason

Hong Kong’s Ombudsman is to investigate the Immigration Department (ImmD) for refusing a work visa to Hong Kong Free Press for their incoming editor last year. The watchdog said in a letter last week that it would look into HKFP‘s complaint after the news outlet was denied a visa without reason: “We will examine all the materials carefully, including ImmD’s reply and other relevant information/evidence, and make our observations on the alleged maladministration.” Last August, the visa for an established journalist was declined following an almost six-month wait. The incident raised concerns fo…

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