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World Journalist blinded in one eye by rubber bullet amid protests in Hong Kong

00:20  03 october  2019
00:20  03 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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An Indonesian journalist hit in the face by a rubber bullet during protests in Hong Kong has been permanently blinded in one eye , her lawyer The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) on Thursday filed a judicial review against the commissioner of police and the secretary for justice over

Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist who was covering the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong , has been permanently blinded in one eye after being shot with a rubber bullet over the weekend, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Indah was injured Sunday after a rubber bullet shattered protective glasses

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Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist who was covering the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong, has been permanently blinded in one eye after being shot with a rubber bullet over the weekend, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

Indah was injured Sunday after a rubber bullet shattered protective glasses she was wearing, according to her lawyer.

By Wednesday, Hong Kong doctors confirmed that she would be permanently blind in her right eye, according to the BBC.

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An Indonesian journalist has been left permanently blinded in her right eye by a rubber bullet said to have been fired by police during unrest in Hong Kong . Protesters - some armed with poles, petrol bombs and other projectiles - fought pitched battles with police in several parts of Hong Kong .

Police use of force draws protests in Hong Kong after a reporter loses sight in one eye during unrest.

a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Journalist blinded in one eye by rubber bullet amid protests in Hong Kong© Getty Images Journalist blinded in one eye by rubber bullet amid protests in Hong Kong Indah, who works for the Indonesian newspaper Suara, was reportedly wearing a bright vest that said "Press" in addition to the protective glasses.

Protests in Hong Kong have increasingly become more violent in recent weeks. On Tuesday, while the rest of China celebrated its 70th anniversary under Communist rule, one protester was fatally shot by Hong Kong police, the first known use of lethal force by the Chinese authorities.

Officials reportedly fired 900 rubber bullets and 1,400 rounds of tear gas on Tuesday, compared to 1,000 rounds of tear gas in the first two months of Hong Kong protests.

Pictures: Life in Hong Kong, city of protest

a person holding a yellow umbrella: A man walks past a graffiti during a march to demand democracy and political reforms in Hong Kong, China, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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