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8 May 2020 a South Asian man died in HK Police custody

Updated: Jun 12, 2020


(Please scroll down for Chinese translation 繁体中文请往下滑).


[Update] This man was a Sikh Indian national, a HK Permanent resident! As we get more information we will post!


There were NO protests over this South Asian man's death in HK!


Despite repeated requests from many quarters, Hong Kong (HK) still does not have an independent Commission of Inquiry (COI) into Police since the start of HK anti-extradition protests in June 2019.


Serious concerns about HK police' disproportionate use of force during this season of protests have been raised by HK people, UK parliament, UN, US President Trump's administration and others. Three UN Special Rapporteurs to the United Nations (UN) have sent UN letters (28 June 2019 and 29 January 2020 and 19 February 2020) - all sent to the Central Government in Beijing, China - to date none have been answered.


Under HK's current Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO) the police have the right to discriminate on the basis of race! (See below).


For any number of reasons the HK media has so far either not continued nor picked up on this tragic incident of the death of a human being!


Please see our original blog HK Police careers in tatters item 12.


One of the most disturbing incidents so far in this entire HK anti-extradition protest movement was the Police decision NOT to request a Coroners Report and the immediate cremation of Miss Chan Yin-lam a 15 year old girl, a child, a good swimmer, found dead, naked in the sea!


The UN supreme human right is our right to life!


The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights was co-drafted by Dr. Peng Chun Chang, commonly known as P. C. Chang (simplified Chinese: 张彭春; traditional Chinese: 張彭春; 1892–1957), a Chinese academic, philosopher, playwright, human rights activist, and diplomat. He was born in Tianjin, China, and died at his home in Nutley, New Jersey.




In HK on 7 May 2020 a "non-Chinese" [rumoured South Asian] male was arrested by Police using a knee to his neck and back! He died roughly 24 hours later in hospital on 8 May 2020.


The incident and arrest happened around 5 pm on Thursday 7 May 2020 and his death in hospital was around 6 pm on Friday 8 May 2020. First reported by RTHK 00.10 on Sunday 10 May 2020.


Picture: https://twitter.com/Fight4HongKong/status/1260185530148352003


Pictures at the scene shows this man appears to be a foreign national, rumoured to be South Asian, he was arrested and restrained with a knee held at his back and neck (rumoured to be restrained by knee for 5-7 minutes).


Hong Kong paramedics found suspect was not breathing and had no pulse in police vehicle.


He was not in a HK protest. Pressure applied with an officer's body weight using their knee held at the back and neck is common practice of HK Police arresting protesters.


Click here for Twitter with pictures & video:

https://twitter.com/Fight4HongKong/status/1260185530148352003


Text of Tweet: "Video of the arrest showing how 3 policemen knelt on the suspect’s neck and back. He collapsed inside police van. The man had already gone into cardiac arrest but no CPR was performed before paramedic arrived."


(Video from https://twitter.com/Fight4HongKong/status/1260185530148352003)



Why did it take Police so long to release incident and death information? No names or any other details have been published by the media.


Police have requested a Coroner's report - to date it has not been released.


A similar knee to the neck and back during arrest with death from asphyxiation occurred to American male George Floyd in USA! (See video below).


As usual, HK police DENIED any wrong doing!!




Police say man dies after resisting arrest

RTHK 10 May 2020


"Police have confirmed that a man who resisted arrest for suspected criminal damage and possession of drugs, has died in hospital.


They said members of the public told uniformed officers from the Yau Tsim police district in Nathan Road on Thursday at about 5pm that a man had damaged a passing vehicle with a bottle and had also hit a parked car and pushed over a motorcycle nearby.


They said that when police intercepted him, he resisted arrest and there was a violent struggle before he was subdued with the help of a passer-by.


Police said they found about four grams of suspected heroin on the man, who was described as non-Chinese, but no further details were given.


The man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was certified dead at about 6 pm on Friday.


The case has been handed over to the West Kowloon Regional Crime Unit for investigation and a post-mortem will be carried out."




Hong Kong paramedics found suspect was not breathing and had no pulse in police vehicle, department reveals

SCMP 11 May 2020 Sum Lok-kei


"Paramedics found that an arrested man was not breathing and had no pulse when they were called to treat him in a police vehicle on Thursday, according to Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department.

Police earlier said the suspect had died on Friday, about 24 hours after he was arrested on Nathan Road in Kowloon for criminal damage, drug possession and assaulting officers.

While the force said the man was “unwell” and sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei on Thursday, it did not provide details about the suspect’s cause of death.

On Sunday, the fire service said the suspect was found without a pulse when an ambulance arrived at 6.04pm.

“Ambulance officers examined a man inside the police vehicle, first aid was provided after he was found not breathing and had no pulse,” the department said, adding it first received an ambulance request at 5.55pm.


According to a police statement, officers arranged for an ambulance but it did not say if they provided first aid.


The suspect was arrested at around 5pm on Thursday, after officers on patrol on Nathan Road responded to a report about a non-Chinese man “smelling strongly of alcohol” damaging a moving vehicle with a glass bottle and toppling over a nearby motorcycle.


In its statement, the force said the suspect “fiercely resisted” when officers stopped and searched him.


It said officers were helped by passers-by and used “appropriate force” to subdue the man before finding on him four grams of a substance believed to be heroin.


Video footage taken by onlookers shows three officers and a man in casual wear subduing the suspect at one point. It shows the suspect later being taken to a police car.


A medical source, who wished not to be named, questioned if police had performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the suspect before the ambulance arrived.


“The question is, did police monitor the suspect’s breathing and pulse while he was unconscious? Or did they just leave him there while waiting for an ambulance?” the source said, adding that resuscitation earlier could have increased a collapsed person’s chances of survival.


The force said officers had contacted eye witnesses and would arrange for an autopsy to ascertain the suspect’s cause of death.


The force’s Kowloon West regional crime unit is handling the case."



Man's death not the fault of officers: Chris Tang

RTHK 12 May 2020


"Police Commissioner Chris Tang has defended the force's handling of a man who died in hospital following his arrest last week, saying his officers acted in accordance with guidelines and he couldn't see that they had done anything wrong.


Tang was asked about the incident at a meeting of Yuen Long District Council on Tuesday.


Officers intercepted the man on Nathan Road on Thursday and a violent struggle ensued between the suspect and officers. The man was taken to hospital but died on Friday.


The police chief told councillors that the non-Chinese man had been smashing things up and later resisted arrest.


He said that officers at the scene believed the suspect may have had a mental disorder, so they decided to call an ambulance to send him to hospital.


Tang added that a preliminary medical report showed that the deceased did not have any fractures or broken bones, and that they were waiting for a postmortem to determine the exact cause of death.


He then told district councillors that he believes his officers acted in accordance with procedures and guidelines, and at this point, he couldn't see any wrongdoing on their part."



HK's record of racial discrimination against South Asians:

  1. Majority of HK protesters are NOT racists. HK protesters are focused on unity, inter-dependency, human rights and democracy. Please see our blog Violation of Kowloon Mosque by Police

  2. HKSAR Teachers University HKIEd’s study “Research on Poverty of Ethnic Minority Children in Hong Kong” “...The study also shows that the poverty risk of ethnic minority families is closely associated with the problem of assimilation….Through analyzing the 2001 and 2011 Hong Kong Population Census data, we found that families from South Asian, Other Asian and Other Racial groups have experienced an increase in poverty rates between 2001 and 2011, whereas the poverty rate of Chinese families has decreased during the same period. Among the South Asians, the Pakistani had the highest poverty rate in both 2001 (49.1%) and 2011 (59.6%).” “For all ethnic minorities, second generation immigrants have a higher risk of poverty than first generation immigrants.” (Ref. HKIEd “Research on Poverty of Ethnic Minority Children in Hong Kong”, December 2015).

  3. This HKIEd article findings is supported in HKSAR Government reports on minorities poverty as the situation is getting worse for minorities communities. The rate of ethnic minorities living below the poverty line had risen from 15.8 per cent in 2011 to 19.4 per cent in 2016. (Ref. https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/08/poverty-rate-rises-among-hong-kong-ethnic-minorities-fifth-says-govt-report/ ).

  4. Joint submission of HKSAR NGO’s, Convention on the Elimination of Race Discrimination (CERD) May 2018 (quote): 49. It is not an exaggeration to say that the Hong Kong Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO), enacted in 2008, is by far the weakest among the four anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong. It does not fully comply with Hong Kong’s obligations under the ICERD nor is it in line with those in other international human rights treaties. The Ordinance contains a number of exceptions and gaps which have the effect of allowing discrimination on the ground of race. They include: 1) an overly narrow definition of what amounts to “racial discrimination”; 2) broad exceptions to the meaning of “race” as a prohibited ground of discrimination; and 3) limited scope of application notably excluding some government functions and certain aspects of the education sector. (Ref. http://www.soco.org.hk/publication/press_release/crec/2018/CERD%20joint%20submission%202018.pdf )

  5. The only current HKSAR anti-race discrimination legislation is the “Race Discrimination Ordinance” (RDO) which significantly does NOT include racial discrimination by HKSAR Government employed Police Officers i.e. the Court did not find that under RDO the Police provides a “service”. (Ref https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/05/long-awaited-judgment-in-police-race-discrimination-case-is-a-missed-opportunity/ )

  6. This was highlighted in 2016 HKSAR Court action against the Police by Mr. Arjun Singh, a HKSAR minority Permanent Resident. This highlights a key weakness in the RDO, as it is the only Ordinance amongst the four HKSAR anti-Discrimination Ordinances that does NOT mention that it is unlawful for the Government employed Police to discriminate against persons on the grounds of race in the performance of its functions or the exercising of its powers. (Ref. https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/08/asias-world-city-hong-kong-ethnic-minorities-feel-targeted-police-stop-search-actions/ )


HK NEEDS AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY (COI) INTO HK POLICE - THIS MUST INCLUDE THE DEATH IN POLICE CUSTODY OF THE MAN IDENTIFIED IN THIS BLOG!


This video explains death from asphyxiation of 46 year old American male George Floyd in USA


NYT investigative report on the death in police custody of American George Floyd in USA - his death sparked nationwide massive protests



Further reading:

See our blog on the discrimination and coercion of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong




2020年5月8日,一名南亞男子在香港警察拘留中死亡


在香港沒有關於這位南亞男子死亡的抗議活動!


儘管有許多方面的一再要求,但自2019年6月香港開始反送中抗議活動以來,香港(HK)仍沒有獨立的警察調查委員會(COI)

香港民眾,英國議會,聯合國,美國總統特朗普政府等都對香港警方在抗議季節期間過度使用武力表示嚴重擔憂。三名聯合國駐聯合國(UN)特別報告員2019年6月28日2020年1月29日2020年2月19日已寄出聯合國信件-均寄給了中國北京的中央政府-迄今未收到任何答复。

根據香港現行的《種族歧視條例》(RDO),警察有權基於種族來歧視! (見下文)。


迄今為止,香港媒體出於種種原因,沒有繼續報道,也沒有對這一人的死亡悲劇有所重視


請在我們的原始博客《香港警察職業破損》中查看項目12。

迄今為止,在整個香港反送中抗議運動中,最令人不安的事件之一是警方決定不要求提交死因裁判官報告,並立即火化15歲的女孩,一個孩子,游泳愛好者Chan Yin-lam小姐,被發現死了,赤身裸體在海中!

聯合國的最高人權是我們的生命的權利!


聯合國世界人權宣言是由中國學者,哲學家,劇作家,人權維權人士和外交官張彭春博士參與共同起草的,張彭春博士通常被稱為P. C. Chang(簡體中文:張彭春;繁體中文:張彭春; 1892-1957年)。他出生於中國天津,去世位於新澤西州Nutley的家。

在2020年5月7日的香港,一名“非華裔”(傳聞是南亞裔)的男性,背部和頸部被警察用膝蓋壓制並逮捕!大約24小時後,他於2020年5月8日次日在醫院死亡。


該事件和逮捕發生在2020年5月7日(星期四)下午5點左右,而他在醫院的死亡於2020年5月8日(星期五)下午6點左右。RTHK00.10在2020年5月10日(星期日)首次報導。


圖片:https://twitter.com/Fight4HongKong/status/1260185530148352003


現場圖片顯示,此人似乎是外國人,據傳是南亞人,他被在背部和頸部壓著的一個膝蓋制服和逮捕(據說被膝蓋束縛了5-7分鐘)。

香港醫護人員發現嫌疑人在警車裏沒有呼吸和脈搏。


他並沒有在港抗議。香港警察拘捕示威者的慣常做法是,用施加體重壓力的膝蓋壓在背部和脖子上。


單擊此處獲取帶有圖片和視頻的Twitter


https://twitter.com/Fight4HongKong/status/1260185530148352003


Tweet的文字:“逮捕的視頻顯示了3名警察如何在嫌疑犯的脖子和背部跪下。他倒在警車內。該名男子已經被心臟驟停,但在護理人員到達之前未進行心肺復蘇術。”


(視頻來自https://twitter.com/Fight4HongKong/status/1260185530148352003)


為什麼警察要花這麼長時間發布事件和死亡信息?媒體尚未發布任何名字或任何其他詳細信息。


警方已要求死因裁判官報告-迄今為止尚未發布。


在美國,男性喬治·弗洛伊德(George Floyd)死於類似用膝蓋壓著頸部和背部的制服逮捕!(請參見下面的視頻)。


像往常一樣,香港警方拒絕認錯!!


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警方稱男子抵抗逮捕後死亡

香港電台2020年5月10日


“警方證實,一名因涉嫌犯罪破壞和擁有毒品而拒絕逮捕的男子已在醫院死亡。


他們說,公眾在星期四下午5點左右告訴彌敦道油尖警區的軍裝人員,一名男子用瓶子損壞了一輛過往的車輛,還撞上了一輛停放的汽車,並推翻了附近的一輛摩托車。


他們說,當警察截獲他時,他拒絕逮捕,並且經過了激烈的鬥爭,然後在路人的幫助下被制服。


警方說,他們在該男子身上發現了約四克可疑海洛因,據稱是非中國人,但未提供進一步細節。


該名男子被帶到伊利沙伯女王醫院,星期五下午約六時被證實死亡。


該案件已移交西九龍總區重案組調查,並將進行驗屍。”


部門透露,香港醫護人員發現嫌疑人沒有呼吸且沒有警車脈搏

SCMP 2020年5月11日


香港消防隊說:“醫務人員發現一名被捕男子沒有呼吸,也沒有脈搏,當他們在星期四被叫到一輛警車中對他進行治療時。


警方早些時候說,犯罪嫌疑人於週五在九龍彌敦道被捕,罪名是刑事犯罪,毒品持有和毆打人員,已於24日死亡。


儘管部隊表示該男子“身體不適”並於週四被送往油麻地伊麗莎白女王醫院,但並未提供有關嫌疑人死​​亡原因的詳細信息。


消防隊週日說,當一輛救護車於下午6.04抵達時,沒有脈動地發現了嫌疑人。


該部門說:“救護人員檢查了警車內的一名男子,發現他沒有呼吸並且沒有脈搏後提供了急救,”他補充說,這是在5.55pm時首先收到了救護車的要求。


根據警方的聲明,警官安排了一輛救護車,但沒有說他們是否提供急救。


該嫌疑人於週四下午5點左右被捕,當時彌敦道巡邏人員回應了有關一名非中國男子“強烈飲酒”損壞玻璃瓶行駛中的車輛並傾倒附近摩托車的報導。


部隊在聲明中說,當警官停下來搜查他時,嫌疑人“強烈抵抗”。


它說,軍官在過路人的幫助下,用“適當的力量”制服了該名男子,然後在該名男子身上發現了四克被認為是海洛因的物質。


圍觀者拍攝的錄像顯示,三名警官和一名穿著便服的男子曾一度製服了犯罪嫌疑人。它顯示嫌疑犯後來被帶到警車上。


一位不願透露姓名的醫務人員詢問,在救護車到達之前,警察是否對嫌疑犯進行了心肺復蘇術。


“問題是,警察在嫌疑人昏迷時是否監視了他的呼吸和脈搏?還是他們在等救護車時就把他留在那裡?”消息人士說,並補充說,早期的複蘇可能會增加一個崩潰的人的生存機會。


警方表示,軍官已經與目擊者取得聯繫,並將安排屍檢以確定嫌疑人的死因。


警隊西九龍總區重案組現正處理此案。”


人死不是軍官的過錯:克里斯·唐(Chris Tang)

香港電台2020年5月12日


“警察專員克里斯·唐(Chris Tang)為該部隊對一名上週被捕後在醫院死亡的男子的處理進行辯護,稱他的警官按照指導方針行事,他看不到他們做錯了什麼。


在星期二的元朗區議會會議上,唐家璇被問及這件事。


警察週四在彌敦道截獲該名男子,隨後嫌疑人與警察發生了暴力鬥爭。該男子被送往醫院,但於週五死亡。


警察局長告訴議員,這名非中國男子一直在砸東西,後來拒絕逮捕。


他說,現場人員認為嫌疑犯可能患有精神疾病,因此他們決定叫救護車將他送往醫院。


唐還補充說,初步醫學報告顯示死者沒有任何骨折或骨折,他們正在等待屍檢以確定確切的死因。


然後他告訴區議員,他相信他的軍官是按照程序和準則行事的,在這一點上,他看不到他們有任何不當行為。”


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香港對南亞人的種族歧視記錄:

香港大多數抗議者都不是種族主義者。香港抗議者關注團結,相互依存,人權和民主。請參閱我們的博客警方違反九龍清真寺


香港特別行政區師範學院香港教育學院的研究“香港少數族裔兒童的貧困研究”“ ...該研究還表明,少數民族家庭的貧困風險與同化問題密切相關……。通過分析2001年和2011年的香港根據香港人口普查數據,我們發現,在2001年至2011年期間,南亞,其他亞洲和其他種族群體的家庭的貧困率有所上升,而同期中國家庭的貧困率卻有所下降。在南亞人中,巴基斯坦人的貧困率在2001年(49.1%)和2011年(59.6%)均最高。” “對於所有少數民族而言,第二代移民比第一代移民有更高的貧困風險。” (參見香港教育學院“香港少數民族兒童貧困研究”,2015年12月)。


在香港特區政府有關少數族裔貧困的報告中,由於少數族裔社區的情況日益惡化,這項由香港教育學院發表的發現得到了支持。生活在貧困線以下的少數民族比例從2011年的15.8%上升到2016年的19.4%。(參考https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/08/poverty-rate-rises-香港種族少數群體說五句政府報告/)。


香港特區非政府組織聯合提交的《消除種族歧視公約》(CERD),2018年5月(引用):“ 49。毫不誇張地說,2008年制定的《香港種族歧視條例》是香港四項反歧視條例中最弱的一項。它沒有完全遵守《 ICERD》規定的香港義務,也不符合其他國際人權條約的義務。該條例載有一些例外情況和空白,可導致基於種族的歧視。它們包括:1)對“種族歧視”的定義過於狹窄; 2)作為禁止的歧視理由,“種族”含義的廣泛例外; 3)適用範圍有限,特別是不包括某些政府職能和教育部門的某些方面。 (參考http://www.soco.org.hk/publication/press_release/crec/2018/CERD%20joint%20submission%202018.pdf)


香港特別行政區目前唯一的反種族歧視立法是《種族歧視條例》,該條例明顯不包括香港特別行政區政府僱用的警務人員的種族歧視,即法院未發現根據《種族歧視條例》,警方提供了“服務”。 (請參閱https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/05/long-awaited-judgment-in-police-race-discrimination-case-is-a-missed-opportunity/)


香港特別行政區永久性居民Arjun Singh先生在2016年香港特別行政區法院針對警察的訴訟中強調了這一點。這突顯了《區域歧視條例》的一個主要弱點,因為它是香港特別行政區四項《反歧視條例》中唯一沒有提及政府僱用的警察以種族為由歧視人的行為是非法的。功能或行使其權力。 (參考https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/08/asias-world-city-hong-kong-ethnic-minorities-feel-targeted-police-stop-search-actions/)

香港需要獨立調查委員會(COI)對香港警方的調查-這必須包括警方對本博客中所標識的人員的死刑!

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