In the new Hong Kong, is there nowhere for people to seek redress against the authorities?

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Hong Kong Free Press

Is the Hong Kong police force subject to any form of public accountability? If the experience of the Hong Kong Journalists Association is anything to go by, the answer is no. After a wait of two years, the ironically named Independent Police Complaints Council has not only refused to pursue 26 out of 27 complaints concerning police treatment of reporters during the 2019 protests, but it accused the journalists’ association of failing to provide adequate information to investigate the complaints, even though a number of them were accompanied by video evidence. The refusal by this so-called inde…

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