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Joshua Wong's naked squatting 'not jail practice'

2017-11-12 HKT 15:18
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  • Joshua Wong said he felt humiliated at being forced to answer questions from prison guards while naked and being forced to squat. File photo: RTHK
    Joshua Wong said he felt humiliated at being forced to answer questions from prison guards while naked and being forced to squat. File photo: RTHK
Robert Kemp
The Commissioner of Correctional Services, Lam Kwok-leung, said on Sunday that it has never been a requirement for new prison inmates to strip naked and squat and then answer questions from guards.

Lam was referring to a claim by pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, who says he underwent such an experience when he was jailed in August.

Wong said in an interview that the three-minute ordeal left him feeling humiliated.

Lam said the activist should have made a complaint at the time, adding that he didn't know whether Wong had actually done so.

Wong is currently on bail while waiting for an appeal against his prison term over a protest in 2014 which sparked the 79-day Occupy sit-ins.

He responded to Lam's comment by saying the official was either not telling the truth or he was unaware of the actual situation in the SAR's prisons.