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Autistic man framed for manslaughter by Hong Kong police

posted 21 May 2015, 17:19 by Hong Kong Independence Party

Justas you think the Hong Kong police cannot sink any further, yet another shockingscandal rears its ugly head.  On 2 May, an autistic man was arrested in connection with the deathof an elderly man.  Without the presenceof his family, he faced police interrogation alone during which the policeofficers misled him into admitting manslaughter.  Despite subsequent proof of innocencefurnished by third parties (CCTV footage showing him to be somewhere else atthe time the crime was supposed to have taken place), the police chose not torelease him and attempted to build a case against him.  Having been detained for over 48 hours, theinnocent man was only allowed to go after a series of bureaucratic procedures,and the manslaughter charge against him was not dropped until three days afterhis release.  It simply is not enough forthe police to apologise to the man and his family.  They owe Hongkongers a thorough explanationas to how such a gross miscarriage of justice could have happened.  Until then, we cannot place our trust in themagain.