A few weeks ago, Y. The incident took place in broad daylight near a busy playground, but no one offered to help her as she sat on the curb, clutching a tissue to her bleeding head, Shen said. Doctors at the emergency room later told her she likely suffered a concussion. Recalling the attack later, Shen said she felt like the year-old Filipino woman in New York City whose brutal beating just one day before hers was caught on video as security guards in a nearby building watched and locked the doors. Shen had a similar experience a year ago in March, at the beginning of the pandemic. That time, Shen managed to angrily yell back a profanity.
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In a rare first-hand account of the treatment of detained activists, the man told Reuters he was one of about 60 people picked up on Tuesday March 9 by police in Myeik, a southern coastal town, as they hid in a house after a protest was broken up by them. A military spokesman did not answer calls seeking comment on the man's allegations. Myeik police station did not answer its phone. The man provided photographs which he said were taken by his family showing injuries on his back, neck and shoulders.
Hong Kong: Arbitrary arrests, brutal beatings and torture in police detention revealed
A new Amnesty International field investigation has documented an alarming pattern of the Hong Kong Police Force deploying reckless and indiscriminate tactics, including while arresting people at protests, as well as exclusive evidence of torture and other ill-treatment in detention. After interviewing nearly two dozen arrested persons and gathering corroborating evidence and testimonies from lawyers, health workers and others, the organization is demanding a prompt and independent investigation into the violations, which appear to have escalated in severity since the mass protests began in June. This has included arbitrary arrests and retaliatory violence against arrested persons in custody, some of which has amounted to torture. While the vast majority of protesters have been peaceful, there has been violence, which appears to be escalating alongside excessive use of force by the police.
A recent survey shows that more than three out of four Asian Americans worry about experiencing hate crimes, harassment, and discrimination because of COVID Among Chinese and Asian Indians, the figures are even higher at 84 percent and 80 percent, respectively. These findings may be unsurprising in light of shocking video footage of anti-Asian violence that has recently gone viral. Viewers of these videos witnessed perpetrators shoving elderly men and women to the ground, assaulting Asian American men and women in the face, and stabbing an Asian American man in the back with an 8-inch knife. The spate of unprovoked attacks elicited a rallying cry that something must be done.