HONG KONG — A cameraman from a Hong Kong news station was roughed up and detained by the police in Beijing while trying to cover a human rights lawyer’s disciplinary hearing, the Hong Kong news media reported.
Video footage shows uniformed police officers and men in plain clothes wrestling Chui Chun-ming, a cameraman for Now TV News, to the ground before handcuffing him and forcing him into a police car, his forehead bleeding.
Mr. Chui and another Now TV journalist were covering a hearing for Xie Yanyi, a prominent rights lawyer. Mr. Xie was among the first detained in China’s broad crackdown on human rights lawyers in 2015. He was later released, but has now been accused of “conduct violations” that could result in his losing the right to practice law.