Police in Shenzhen, China release ‘confession’ video to discredit Hong Kong man’s claims of torture in custody


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Police in Shenzhen, China released a confession video on Thursday, Nov. 21, showing a person who is supposedly Hong Kong man Simon Cheng, a former British consulate employee, admitting to his “wrongdoing”.

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This video came after the 29-year-old gave extensive interviews to international media alleging he was arrested and tortured by Chinese secret police in August 2019 in the southern Chinese city.

The Shenzhen police’s video appears to be an attempt to discredit Cheng’s claims.

What videos showed

The video was released through the Weibo microblogging account of the Communist Party mouthpiece, People’s Daily

It showed the man, whose full name is Simon Cheng Man-kit, “confessing” to his interrogators that he felt ashamed of his wrongdoings and promising not to repeat the mistakes.

In another video released by the police, a person who was allegedly Cheng was seen at a club in Luohu district in Shenzhen and later entering a room with a woman.

The videos were accompanied with a report that said Cheng visited the club three times over a two-week period from late July.

He had allegedly engaged in “prostitution” during this time.

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“From the information provided by Luohu

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