Hui stays in jail in battle over expulsion
27 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — The eight-year-old boy Hui will be temporarily forced to stay in a Zeist jail cell following the adjournment of court proceedings on Wednesday.
27 September 2006
AMSTERDAM — The eight-year-old boy Hui will be temporarily forced to stay in a Zeist jail cell following the adjournment of court proceedings on Wednesday.
Hui's lawyer demanded in court on Wednesday the release of Hui and his mother pending their deportation to China.
The lawyer had urged the court to hand down an immediate ruling, but the judge said he needed more time and adjourned the hearing.
Hui, of Chinese ancestry, was born and raised in the Netherlands, but was recently detained at the Kamp Zeist jail with his mother, who has been refused residency in the Netherlands.
His mother has been ordered to return to China, but sources have said it is impossible for her to return there because she is not registered with Chinese authorities.
The Justice Ministry claims she is refusing to co-operate with her deportation. The mother says she does not have the right documentation to return to China.
Hui is being detained at Zeist because his mother chose to take him with her into jail. He could have gone to a foster family instead.
According to the Dutch immigration service IND, Hui is being given schooling at Zeist, but the boy said during the court hearing he is barely given any education all.
He is allowed outside his jail cell just twice a day.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Dutch news