Re-elected BAR Chairman Philip Dykes Confirms Credible Media Reports on Police Brutality in Hong Kong, Despite Carrie Lam’s Denial

The Bar Association held its annual general election on January 16, with its current Chairman, Philip Dykes SC re-elected without contest, while incumbent Executive member, Anita Yip, SC was elected as vice chairman.

Dykes hopes that he can speak up more for his fellow industry players in the coming year, rather than responding to contentious issues surrounding Hong Kong. However, he admitted frankly that it is too difficult to predict the future, and that his hopes could fall through.

HKSAR Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, when attending Q and A session in Legislative Council in the morning of Jan 16, denied the existence of police brutality in Hong Kong and she called on the community to support the police. Dykes said that he was both amused and amazed by Lam’s statement, and he even made a sarcastic remark, asking Carrie Lam which media does she subscribe to.

Countering Lam’s view, Dykes reiterated that there were numerous credible reports of the police using excessive force, including some by renowned international organizations. Besides, members of the IPCC also suggested hiring experts for further investigations.

Source: Stand News

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