Joshua Wong claims humiliation in jail

Local | 24 Jan 2019 5:46 pm

Demosisto leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung told the the Small Claims Tribunal today that he was made to strip and stay in different poses by prison officials with an aim to humiliate him.

Wong was giving the tribunal a detailed account of what he had to do when he was jailed in 2017 over the Occupy protests. The former student leader is seeking HK$16,000 as compensation payment from the Correctional Services.

Wong said that when he was sent to the Tung Tau Correctional Institution in 2017, he was stripped naked before officers carried out a body search.

He was then told to squat and look up while officers questioned him for around five minutes.

Wong said officers told him at the time that they had to make sure he could properly use the squat toilet.

But Wong told the tribunal that he believed this was really to display the officers’ authority and strip inmates of their dignity.

Wong added he was also told to stay in different postures while naked for officers to examine his private parts, anus, and his feet.-Photo: RTHK

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