- Title: Hong Kong police "cannot agree" with Amnesty accusations
- Date: 20th September 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) POLICE SEATED IN NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS BRANCH, TSE CHUN-CHUNG, SAYING: "Police are aware of this report released by that particular international organisation. And, we see some missing links in that report and that's why I cannot agree with all the allegations. Those missing links are including, basically they did not mention clearly about the social environment in Hong Kong in recent months. And I must re-emphasize that we are facing unprecedented challenge to the rule of law and police are duty bound to enforce the law impartially in this situation. But given this social environment where a large amount of radical protesters break the law recklessly, it is increasingly difficult for the police to enforce law." REPORTERS SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (English) SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS BRANCH, TSE CHUN-CHUNG, SAYING: "We are aware the organisation claimed that they had interviewed 38 people and 21 arrested people. And the report gives no details of the identities or even exact day or location of the arrest. I would say that such an anonymous report are unfair for the police because we have no way to verify the information or even doing the fact check." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS BRANCH, TSE CHUN-CHUNG SAYING: "We investigate all our cases fairly and professionally. I would suggest that they should come forward to the police and give us all the details. I pledge that we will look into every single allegations and cases very seriously and professionally." VARIOUS HONG KONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MARCHING WITH U.S. FLAGS, CHANTING (English): "RESIST BEIJING, LIBERATE HONG KONG"
- Embargoed: 4th October 2019 12:13
- Keywords: Hong Kong protests news conference police Amnesty International
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001AXGMSZR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hong Kong police on Friday (September 20) said they could not agree with the findings of a recent report by human rights watch group Amnesty International accusing their ranks of misconduct and torturing protesters, citing "missing links".
Hong Kong police public relations superintendent Tsu Chun-Chung defended police actions and vowed that they would look into "every single allegation and case very seriously and professionally."
Amnesty on Friday said a field investigation had documented "an alarming pattern of the Hong Kong Police Force deploying reckless and indiscriminate tactics, including while arresting people at protests, as well as exclusive evidence of torture and other ill-treatment in detention."
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