Establish an independent inquiry commission to investigate police brutality in Hong Kong

Establish an independent inquiry commission to investigate police brutality in Hong Kong

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Andrea Wong started this petition to The Supreme Court of Hong Kong and

This year's summer has been different and difficult for all Hongkongers - ongoing protests against the controversial extradition bill amendment proposed by the Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, started since June 9, 2019. Since then, hundreds of thousands (and even 2 million people on June 16, 2019) have taken their dissatisfaction towards the government's lack of response to the streets. This tug of war has eventually led to the 5 demands - 1. complete withdrawal of the extradition bill; 2. retract the classification of protesters as “rioters”; 3. universal suffrage for the Legislative Council and Chief Executive 4. amnesty for arrested protesters; 5. a commission of inquiry into alleged police brutality).

As protests perpetuated, tensions between protesters and the police has lead to increased hostility and brutality of the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF). The HKPF has relentlessly abused their powers with brutality and violence, which caused panic in the city instead of maintaining social order and protecting citizens. Actions such as deploying endless rounds of (expired) tear gas, beating protesters and innocent pedestrians with batons, condoning triad members to attack passengers on trains, insulting protesters with profanity and firing rubber bullets and live rounds should be condemned, yet the government and HKPF have neglected these important issues about human rights.

Hongkongers and the world sincerely urge the Hong Kong government to stop turning a blind eye and tolerating police brutality by establishing an independent inquiry commission to investigate police brutality throughout the entire movement and the government's lack of response to critical situations. Concurrently, we hope that the Independent Police Complaints Council of Hong Kong can take the excessive number of police brutality incidents into consideration and establish clear guidelines for the HKPF, as well as penalize police officers who abuse their power. We would also like to sincerely implore the High Court and Supreme Court of Hong Kong to uphold Hong Kong's rule of law and justice in light of recent protesters' arrests. Lastly, we hope humanitarian organizations, such as Human Rights Watch and United Nations to publicly condemn the brutal behavior of HKPF and provide aid to protesters who are fighting for change in this rigid political system.

This is no longer simply a political movement, but a modern day human rights revolution that strives to revolt against tyranny.

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