Of about 20,000 applications the government has processed from torture claimants since 2009, only 151 have been substantiated. Photo: Roy Issa

Hong Kong’s backlog of torture claimants cleared a year early helped by pilot scheme with revised lawyer pay

  • Principal Assistant Secretary for Security Billy Woo says new scheme paying lawyers a fixed rate per case instead of by hour has helped speed up process
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Of about 20,000 applications the government has processed from torture claimants since 2009, only 151 have been substantiated. Photo: Roy Issa
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