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theguardian - 1 month ago

Foreign experts quit Hong Kong police brutality inquiry over lack of powers

Panel recruited to ensure objectivity cite failure to agree formal process with police complaints commissionA panel of foreign experts overseeing an investigation into allegations of excessive force used by the Hong Kong police force has said it is stepping down, further calling into question the probe.For months anti-government protesters have been demanding an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality in response to the demonstrations. The government has repeatedly said an independent inquiry is unnecessary and that the existing police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC), should complete its review first. Continue reading...


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