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Foreign experts withdraw from Hong Kong police brutality inquiry

A panel of foreign experts hired by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has withdrawn from an inquiry into alleged police brutality. Mrs Lam had appointed the five experts to advise the police watchdog on its investigation into the handling of the protests.
However, the panel said they will "step aside" from the study, citing shortcomings in the powers and investigative capabilities of the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC). The IPCC has denied that the experts quit, with chairman Anthony Neoh saying that their role is done. The body will release its first report by end-January or early-February.

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