2020 Women’s Day HK Police’s New Round of Sexual Violence Partially Exposed
Every March 8th, International Women’s Day, which is also the traditional Women’s Month in the United States arrives. On this day, March 8th, 2020, the Hong Kong police unscrupulously started a new round of sexual violence crimes, and some of the on-site evidence photos were exposed. Deng Bingqiang, director of the Hong Kong Police Force, admitted on March 7 that more than 7,700 people have been arrested since the anti-extradition movement, and more than 40% of them are students. This does not include young people who have graduated.
At least a thousand girls are currently suffering from physical and verbal violence by the police. Due to many factors such as the large number of missing persons and the threats toward victims, girls and their parents, the relevant groups are unable to make comprehensive and accurate statistics. This makes it easier for the police to cover up the crime, thus giving the green light to sexual violence.
According to a survey conducted by the Hong Kong women’s group “Women’s Sexual Violence Concern Association” from August 21 to September 30, 2019 on the experience of sexual violence during the “anti-extradition” campaign, 67 victims said they had suffered by means of torture and sexual violence. Among the 67 people, 58 were women, and their ages were concentrated in between 20 and 29 years old. There were 9 men who reported being subjected to sexual violence during the protest. Of the 67 people, 11 people suffered at least 5 instances of sexual violence. One of victim said, “I feel that reporting it to the police will not have much effect, and I am afraid of being counter-accused by the police”. After 2020, with the support of the Central Government of the Communist Party of China, the Hong Kong government and the police are even more confident in trampling over people, including with sexual violence.
More than three months into the anti-extradition movement, on the Facebook page of Chater Views, the NGO organization has been receiving a large number of requests for help. Until 9.27.2019, the cases that contacted Chater Views because they were detained in San Uk Ling were all more serious allegations, including sexual violence, rape, and gang rape! The victims had minor children, both male and female.
(The following pictures were taken or provided by demonstration participants.)
March 8, 2020, the girl committed “suicide” in San UK Ling Holding Centre.