Hong Kong Becoming Conflict Zone for Journalists

Hong Kong Becoming Conflict Zone for Journalists

HONG KONG – Journalists organizations are increasingly concerned that journalists covering the increasingly violent demonstrations in Hong Kong are being targeted by police action and sometimes protesters. Months of massive pro-democracy demonstrations in this semiautonomous city under Chinese authority have grown increasingly tense, as police have used water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds, […]

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Hong Kong: Face Mask Ban Violates Assembly Rights

Disproportionate Response Seems Aimed to Deter Protests (New York) – The Hong Kong government’s broad ban on protesters wearing face masks is a disproportionate restriction on peaceful assembly rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government had invoked emergency powers “to de-escalate the situation and to end the violence.” The ban on face masks […]

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Hong Kong Police ‘Torture’, Mistreat Detained Anti-Extradition Protesters: Amnesty International

London-based rights group Amnesty International has hit out at the Hong Kong police over the “torture and other ill-treatment” of anti-extradition protesters in detention, as well as the reckless and indiscriminate use of force. The group called for a prompt and independent investigation into police actions since protests escalated in early June, after gathering testimonies […]