This is a story of one asylum seeker from Cameroon. He was seeking political asylum in Hong Kong under the UNHCR since 2005. His case was rejected, and finally was closed in 2005. And he was arrrested by the Hong Kong immigration and detained for almost a year.
When he was bailed out, we found that he had changed. He was psychologically changed. He was not the same person we used to know. He was depending on the church, until he decided to go home, because his case was rejected from UNHCR and then was no outcome from Hong Kong immigration on his CAT case. Eventually, he left, to face the consequences that waited for him at home.
Before the end of the year 2011, news reached us in Hong Kong that he was dead. He was a good person, friendly. He was our classmate here in the Christian Action globalization class. He was here in Hong Kong for protection, but they couldn’t protect him.
The rest of the African communities here in Hong Kong send our condolences to his family.
I ask myself, what was the cause of his death. I don’t know.