HK police handcuff and arrest a heavily pregnant woman
Updated: Jan 27
Imagine that you are a heavily pregnant woman, caring for your unborn child and yourself, living in the middle of one of the worst COVID-19 hotspots in Hong Kong (HK)..... and you decide to take a short walk around the block to stretch your legs. So you carefully start your slow stroll when some total jerk of a policeman gets in your face - despite social distancing rules, calls you a fat bitch and demands to see your HK Identity Card!! What would you do???
....and your 7 month old baby is prematurely delivered 3 days later.....!!! WTF!! (Rumoured baby and mother doing well!!!).
SO...any tourists want to come to HK? Anyone want to invest in HK? Or live in HK?
STAY AWAY FROM HK...... THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!!
There was a time, at least pre-Umbrella movement 2014, when Police were part of the Hong Kong (HK) community.
This is a very sad story for all HK, but most especially for women and families: It reflects a greater and growing problem of the behaviour of the sociopathic patriarchial Communist Hong Kong (HK) Police State under the control of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) becoming increasingly unhinged and doing whatever they want without any controls of the rule OF law nor of the common culture of HK society.
HK is a feudal Han Chinese plutocracy and increasingly is becoming no better than mainland China!
The CCP, HK government and police need to understand that sooner or later there will be a day of reckoning when they need to seek cooperation with HK community and that each illegal and unacceptable act only means that the gap between the HK government and HK people grows wider. Soon that day is upon us with COVID-19!
UN ICESCR article 10.2 2. 'Special protection should be accorded to mothers during a reasonable period before and after childbirth. During such period working mothers should be accorded paid leave or leave with adequate social security benefits.'
The UN's ICCPR article 6 is the 'supreme human right' is the 'right to life' and arguably in this case the lives of both mother and child have been put at risk, especially with pre-mature birth at only 7 months!
ICCPR Article 7 'No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment' i.e. that under UN CAT this could be considered at a minimum to be cruel treatment.
Carrie Lam you need to publicly apologize and correct the problem of police abuse of HK people going about their daily lives!
There being no recourse for this woman, nor anyone else, to a true independent body as a check on police or other disciplinary bodies it is incumbent upon the HK government to appoint a Judge from the Judiciary to fully investigate this incident!
CCP please answer the following UN letters sent to you:
Woman gives birth prematurely after police ‘insulted and mistreated’ her in arrest
Apple Daily 24 January 2021 (format added)
A Hong Kong woman gave birth prematurely after she was arrested this week in a dispute with police officers who allegedly mishandled and insulted her.
The woman, who was seven months’ pregnant, was apprehended around 2 p.m. on Wednesday on suspicion of obstructing police officers in To Kwa Wan, Kowloon. She had declined to show her identification card as requested, hence the arrest, police said.
The altercation lasted for about half an hour before the woman, 42, complained of feeling ill and was sent to hospital. Her baby boy was born preterm on Saturday morning and put in an incubator. He is said to be in good physical condition, while his mother has been released on bail.
In an interview with Apple Daily, the woman said the police officers had asked her to move closer to them after requesting to see her ID card. The woman did not do so as she wanted to keep her distance on account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the officers refused to acquiesce to her request for social distancing and then handcuffed her, saying she was obstructing police officers in the execution of their duties, she recalled.
She said police called her “a fat b---h” and that she was emotional throughout the incident.
“How could I, as a pregnant woman, have wanted to argue with them? Had they not insulted me that way, I wouldn’t have got into the argument,” she told Apple Daily on Thursday.
The woman’s younger brother sent security footage to the newspaper, showing her arguing with police officers for around 10 minutes. She later sits on the floor before being lifted by the officers and handcuffed. In a second surveillance clip, shot from another angle, the woman is seen handcuffed and surrounded by five police officers. They appear to be quarrelling, with the police saying she is uncooperative and refusing to present her ID card.
Some onlookers ask them to remove the handcuffs as she is pregnant, and one officer says: “Yeah right, you’re just saying that.”
It is understood that several complaints have been made against the same police officer who did not believe the woman was pregnant.
In 2014, he was accused of swearing at people during another ID inspection, making a finger gun gesture at journalists and pushing a hotel staffer who had complained police did not turn off the engine of their parked police van.
The force said in response to the latest incident that the woman was emotional and refused to listen to officers on the ground, and was given two verbal warnings before her arrest. She was required to report to the police in mid-February, it said.
The police added that anyone could lodge a complaint with the Complaints Against Police Office unit if they felt they had been treated unreasonably during the police’s handling of any incident.
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