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ACSVAW statement on the police's use of sexual violence in arrest of protester

The Association has been made aware of a police arrest incident that involved sexual violence at the early morning on 5th August at the peripheral of Tin Shui Wai police station. Upon the arrest, the protester’s outer and inner garments was forcefully removed, the protester was then carried into the police station in a way that her private parts were exposed to the press and the public for an extended period of time. The Association considers the arrest was made with excessive force that resulted in damaging the dignity of the protestor, depriving her right to bodily autonomy, and is an act of sexual violence. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the threat and use of sexual violence in any situation.

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