Hong Kong: 7 police officers jail for 2 years

Hong Kong, seven police officers were jailed for two years for a vicious attack on a protester during pro-democracy rallies in 2014, captured on film and beamed around the world. All seven were convicted earlier this week of assault causing actual bodily harm to Civic Party activist Ken Tsang.

Video footage of the attack, showed a group of policemen hauling a handcuffed Tsang to a dark corner in a public park, where he was beaten, repeatedly kicked and inflicted blows. Police have been criticised for their heavy-handed treatment of protesters during the 79 days of rallies and street blockades seeking fully free elections for Hong Kong’s future leaders.

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