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Hong Kong police beat pro-democracy protesters in custody and committed acts that amount to “torture” during recent demonstrations, Amnesty International says in a new report that could fuel further unrest.

Police used “unnecessary and excessive force” in making arrests, beat a protester for declining to answer a question and then pinned him to the floor, shined laser pens in the eyes of people who had been detained and threatened to electrocute a man’s genitals after he refused to unlock his phone, the human rights group said Friday.

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