Chinese man fights deportation to save unborn child in SA

2011-06-01 07:03

A Chinese man is fighting deportation in the High Court in Johannesburg in a bid to save his unborn child.

The New Age reported Bin Chen began living in South Africa in 2009 and was arrested three months ago and sent to Lindela refugee camp.

He has asked the court to release him from Lindela.

Chen’s lawyer said in court that he had been granted asylum status pending an application for refugee status, but the home affairs department disputed this.

The department said his permit was a fake.

In his asylum claim, Chen argued it would endanger the life of his unborn child to deport him because of China’s one-child policy.

His wife is five months pregnant with their second child.

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