HONG KONG – A Hong Kong court ruling has strengthened calls to establish an independent mechanism for complaints against the police amid intense outcry at home and abroad over alleged arbitrary arrests and excessive police use of force.
Once regarded as Asia’s finestMany residents in a Toronto Community Housing building on Weston Road opened their doors Friday morning surprised to see two Humber River Hospital staff in yellow protective gear, the city’s 30,000-strong police force has come under fire for actions during widespread anti-government protests that gripped Hong Kong last year. Tear gas:1622667600000,, water cannons, pepper spray and batons were widely used by police to disperse unrelenting protestersDr. Vinita Dubey.
On Nov. 29, the Court of First Instance ruled in favor of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, saying the existing system is inadequate for investigating complaints against the police violations of the city’s Bill of Rights on torture and cruel treatment. Also, the failure by the police to require anti-riot officers to display their numbered badges in the protests violated the Bill of RightsGraphic for daily cases per million in Canada an, the court saidresponse framework.
“If the government still respects the court, it should take the responsibility to rectify the problemsshowFullBleedOnMobile,” Eric Cheung Tat-ming, principal lecturer and director of clinical legal education at the University of Hong Kong said.
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