A protester plays a video of alleged police brutality as passengers arrive on the platform at Kowloon Tong MTR station, on August 21. The protesters’ five demands of the government include the setting up of an independent inquiry into police action against demonstrators. Photo: Reuters
Piya Muqit
Opinion

Opinion

Piya Muqit

Investigate Hong Kong police’s use of force against protesters, or risk tarnishing ‘Asia’s world city’ brand

  • Police action against protesters may already amount to torture and cruel or inhumane treatment, in contravention of UN rules Hong Kong signed up to
  • Continued rejection of demands for an independent inquiry will only intensify international scrutiny and damage the city’s reputation for strong rule of law

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A protester plays a video of alleged police brutality as passengers arrive on the platform at Kowloon Tong MTR station, on August 21. The protesters’ five demands of the government include the setting up of an independent inquiry into police action against demonstrators. Photo: Reuters
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