Anger as Hong Kong watchdog clears police over protest response

Activists and legal experts have condemned a report by Hong Kong’s police watchdog that found the force’s response to the city’s protests to be justified and within regulations.

Hong Kong Police Get to Decide When to Take Data From Arrestees’ Phones

Hong Kong’s High Court dominated on Thursday that warrantless searches of arrestees’ cell telephones may go forward, so long as a full account of the search was made. The resolution overturned an October 2017 ruling in a case involving pro-democracy activists, which stated police may solely scan arrestees’ telephones in “exigent circumstances,” which means emergencies involving an imminent risk to the general public or to cops.

Esmond Wong on Rights of a Detained Person

Progressive Lawyers Group member Esmond Wong explained the rights of a detained person to the public.

Know your rights at Hong Kong protests: FAQ with the Progressive Lawyers Group

In the event of a police search or arrest, knowing your rights and doing the smart thing can be the difference between walking free and getting into serious legal trouble.

法政匯思就行政長官 7 月 2 日凌晨 4 時記者會的回應 (Statement of the Progressive Lawyers Group in Response to the Media Session held by the Chief Executive at 4 am on 2 July 2019 at the Police Headquarters)

2019 年 7 月 2 日清晨 4 時,行政長官及幾位官員在警察總部舉行記者會,就前一晚闖入立法會大樓示威者所使用的暴力作出譴責。就此,法政匯思發表聲明回應。 (At 4 am on 2 July 2019, the Chief Executive and her colleagues held a media session at the police headquarters. The CE condemned the use of violence by protesters who broke into the Legislative Council building the night before. The PLG issued a statement in response.)