News 17 february — 16:15

Hong Kong police officers jailed for beating protester


Seven Hong Kong police officers have been jailed for two years each for beating a handcuffed protester.BBC reports.

The group were convicted of Tuesday of assaulting social worker and activist Ken Tsang as he took part in the 2014 pro-democracy rallies.

TV cameras caught the officers removing Mr Tsang from the protest area to a nearby park and kicking and punching him as he lay on the ground.

The incident, at the height of the protests, caused public outrage.

Police in Hong Kong are generally well-respected and incidents of police violence are rare, though there were accusations of heavy-handedness during the protests.

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