French Comedian Dieudonne Barred From Entering Hong Kong

French Comedian Dieudonne Barred From Entering
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Controversial French actor-director-comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was detained Thursday (Jan. 28) as he tried to enter Hong Kong. His two scheduled comedy shows in the territory were cancelled.

The performer has a number of convictions in France and Belgium for racist and anti-Semitic remarks is better known by his stage name Dieudonne.

He arrived at Hong Kong airport at 7.30am after performing for two nights in Thailand.

Dieudonne posted a photograph of the refusal document on his Dieudonne Officiel Facebook page.

“Dieudonné and his two eldest sons (including 1 Minor) are blocked at the police department to Hong Kong for over 14 hours by the French Consulate: the son of dieudonné who recently underwent a surgical procedure and who needs care is in a delicate situation because the authorities deny him the visit to a doctor so that the law make it! Dieudonné should play his show: Dieudonné in peace!” the page said.

It appears that Hong Kong’s immigration authorities were aware of his arrivals and took him immediately into custody. At least one local media source in Hong Kong says that the Immigration Department had been alerted by the French and Israeli consulates in Hong Kong.

The Immigration Department, said it would not comment on individual cases. But in a more general statement the department said it was “committed to upholding effective immigration control by denying the entry of undesirables.”

Dieudonne’s ‘In Peace’ show was booked for two nights at Cyberport, a office and leisure venue on Hong Kong Island.

Other media quote a statement from Dieudonne’s Les Productions de la Plume acknowledging that he was being held at Hong Kong airport with his children and that it was likely he would be deported.

When and to where he would be sent remained unclear as of 6pm local time.

Dieudonne has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. He had a significant supporting role in 2002 comedy “Asterix And Obelix Meet Cleopatra.” A 2012 feature that he directed, “L’antisemite” was banned from the Cannes market.

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  1. Pat says:

    This hypocrite needs to be punished and made to feel the implications of his hate speech. He is a race hustler along the lines of those in the U.S. Once he apologizes and changes his ways he can become part of society. Until then, I am in favor of this treatment.

  2. Stephane says:

    The freedom of speech in Fance is nothing more than an old souvenir. The “Je Suis Charlie” movement supporting this freedom of speech appears to be a political maneuvre to support the islam bashing and religions bashing in general, (except judaism though) in the name of the french republic
    secularism. But today, top politicians, including the prime minister Valls, consider anti zionism and crtics against Israeli’s agenda as antisemitic. Dieudonné is a smashing example of what my country is able to do to make its citizens shut up when they speak their own truth. Dieudonné also denounces, (by using laughs, satire, irony and sarcasm) the power of the zionist lobby in France, with visible results as reflects the way he is hassled. That is the point of view from a white agnostic french middle class worker. Pauvre France (please excuse my poor english writing)

  3. msharif911 says:

    What is this big crime he is guilty of? Mass murder? Genocide? No, much worse he has offended some delicate jews.

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