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All foreign experts resigned while investigating Hong Kong police

2019-12-11T18:01:13.036Z

With the prolonged protests in Hong Kong, all foreign experts, who were investigating the adequacy of the crackdown on police protests, resigned, Hong Kong South China Morning Post and Myeongbo reported on the 11th. According to the media, five members of the panel of foreign experts, who have been active since September, were commissioned by the Hong Kong Police Surveillance Commission, a police complaint processing committee, and announced that they would stop consulting.



With the prolonged protests in Hong Kong, all foreign experts, who were investigating the adequacy of the police crackdown, resigned, Hong Kong South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Myeongbo reported on the 11th.

According to the media, five members of the panel of foreign experts, who have been active since September, were commissioned by the IPCC, the Hong Kong Police Surveillance Agency, and announced that they would stop consulting.

In a statement, they said, "For the findings of Hong Kong citizens, the IPCC should be given more authority to investigate."

They also said last month that it was difficult to produce a meaningful report on the police suppression process, given that the IPCC was not given the power to submit documents to the police or authorities, or to summon witnesses.

Hong Kong Secretary of State Carrie Lam said in August that the IPCC would investigate the police crackdown as voices of criticism of the police's hard-line were raised during the repatriation protests that began in early June.

Since then, the Hong Kong government has invited Dennis O'Connor, a former British police officer who worked on the investigation report during the London riots in 2011, and five experts from the UK, Canada and Australia who have experienced riot investigations to participate in the IPCC investigation.

They were investigating the Hong Kong police 'suppression of the June 9 and 12 protests, the July 21 yuan Rang White terrorist attack, the August 31st Prince Edward station protests, and the sanuking detention center.

But in the face of lack of sufficient power in the IPCC, critics say that such a survey is only "useless."

The IPCC side said, "Foreign experts did not formally resign," he said. "They have completed the first phase of work, and their opinions will be reflected in the report."

The report is due out in January next year.

However, opposition parties and civic groups voiced criticism at once and called for an independent investigation committee.

The Civil Rights Front, a coalition of Hong Kong's opposition groups, made a statement on the day and said, "Kary Ram wants to delay the formation of the Independent Investigation Committee through the IPCC, but this is only one way." It's going to have to be organized. "

Members of the pan-democracy camp also demanded the formation of an independent investigation committee, saying that the collective resignation of foreign experts is like a "no vote of confidence" on the IPCC report.

(Yonhap News, Photo = Getty Images Korea)

Source: sbskr

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