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Probe excess use of force: UNHRC chief

The UN rights chief on Tuesday voiced concern over force used against protesters during massive demonstrations in Hong Kong and called for an impartial probe amid increasingly violent unrest in the key financial hub.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is “concerned by the ongoing events in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the escalation of violence that has taken place in recent days,” her spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva.

The UN rights chief, he said, was calling for a “prompt, independent, impartial investigation” into alleged excessive force by police against the protesters.

Source: thehindu.com

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