UK urges independent probe of June 12 clashes

The British government will cease to issue any export licenses for crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong Police for concerns of human rights violation. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, echoed by many others in Hong Kong, including the Progressive Lawyer Group, Chan Man-mun S.C. and former Chief Secretary Anson Chan, urges for a independent investigation panel to be set up to investigate whether the use of force on June 12 was consistent with guidelines.

Hong Kong police quit posts at two city hospitals after complaining they were verbally abused over extradition bill arrests

Barrister Chris Ng Chung-luen, who also signed the petition, said the police misunderstood their power. He said the privacy exemption cited by the association was not exercised by the officers themselves, but by the hospitals. That means if hospital staff decline to pass on patients’ information to officers, police cannot force them to do so.

民權觀察接3嚴重個案

法政匯思成員楊嘉瑋認為,特首應成立獨立調查委員會調查警權濫用問題,「搵真相、搵原因、檢討制度問題」。因委員會有運用司法程序權力,又有傳召專家與政府官員能力,加上制度保障受害證人不會因出庭而成為在場證據被秋後算賬。委員會主席多數由退休大法官擔任,較投訴警察課及監警會獨立。他續指,警隊可向委員會申請資料保密,由委員會審視及批核,保障警方機密。國際特赦組織補充,過去10年聯合國已三度批評香港監警制度不夠獨立。

法政匯思:要求政府成立獨立調查委員會專責調查 6.12事件

法政匯思要求政府成立獨立調查委員會,專責調查警方在6月12日過度使用武力的情況、檢討執法部門使用武力指引等。