昨晚警方在尖沙嘴、銅鑼灣和太古等地區拘捕大量巿民,有被捕者代表律師清晨發表公開信,指被捕者被移送至羅湖邊境的新屋嶺拘留中心,律師曾多次致電要求與被捕者見面,卻三度被新屋嶺扣留中心人員「cut線」,截至早上6時半,即當事人被捕10小時後,仍未能接觸當事人,批評警方蓄意剝奪被捕人士的基本權利。

 

公開信全文:

Dear Sirs,

We are Simon TSO (solicitor), LAI Ho Yeung (barrister) and LAU Andrew Christopher (barrister). We are writing to lodge a complaint about the deliberate denial of entry by your officers at Sun Uk Ling Holding Centre on 12 August 2019 at about 0000-0130 hours.

At 0015, we arrived at Sun Uk Ling Holding Centre. Upon arrival, we asked the officers at the entrance for permission to see our clients.

At 0105, we called Sun Uk Ling Holding Centre at 26718171. We asked (1) to talk to the Duty Officer in relation to the arrested persons, and (2) to record our requests in the Occurrence Book. However, the officer blatantly refused our requests and hung up on us. The call lasted four seconds.

At 0107, we called again. One Mr. Yip picked up the phone. We repeated our requests, but Mr. Yip told us to talk to the Duty Officer, who was allegedly away from the phone. We waited, but again, Mr. Yip hung up.

At 0112, we called again. This time, a female officer picked up. At the outset, we told her to record our requests in the Occurrence Book. Again, she refused, asking us to talk to the Duty Officer, who was still allegedly away from the phone. She asked us to leave our contact number with her, but again, before we were able to do so, she hung up on us.

The behaviour on the part of your officers led to the undesirable consequence of our clients being deprived their rights to legal representation and legal advice.

We look forward to your prompt reply. All rights are hereby reserved.

Yours faithfully,

Simon TSO
LAI Ho Yeung
LAU Andrew Christopher 

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