17th July 2019 – (Geneva) In the light of recent events related to the Anti-Extradition Amendment Bill, there were major altercations involving the Hong Kong Police and protestors where police have been accused of using excessive force.
A group of concerned citizens of Hong Kong has decided to take matters in their own hands after the government is accused of ignoring the voices of the people.
An unnamed Hong Kong tourist travelled to the United Nations Headquarters located at Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève, Switzerland yesterday to deliver a package containing a petition letter that was assembled within the 12 hours by fellow concerned citizens after the violent clash in Sha Tin.
The petition urges the United Nations Committee Against Torture to investigate into the use of excessive force and violence and the abuse of power by the Hong Kong Police with evidence supporting this claim. The petition also urges the United Nations to impel the Hong Kong government to set up an independent committee to investigate in the this matter.
A staff from the United Nations office acknowledged the receipt of the petition yesterday.