In Tak Ko Tsui Road I was physically attacked by five Pakistani men. This happened at night time on July 25th 2008. These men attacked me because of religious issues. They knew that I had converted from Islam to Christianity, so they beat me up. I remember that day clearly. I was walking to my home in Shum Shui Po. I remember passing Ivy street seeing a Circle K. It was here where these men started to fight me. They were swearing at me in our language, while hitting me. I was running away, from one street to the next. While I was running I was trying to talk to the police on my phone. Shouting that I had a problem – that some people were trying to kill me. I was trying to run into restaurants to get help. But when I tried to get through the glass door to these Chinese restaurants, the door man would push me away and tell me to leave. They rejected me, with people behind me trying to beat me up.
In 3 minutes the police arrived. I told them that I had called them. I told them to protect my life; these people are trying to kill me. They said no, no, no , no, you were causing these problems. What was I going to say? They arrested me at this time. They did this because the people who beat me up had a permanent HK ID whilst I did not. For this reason they sided with the attackers more. At the end of the day the court’s said I was innocent. However, the people who attacked me were never charged. The police were not helpful in the matter. They would not even return me my original white shirt which was covered in blood. They kept this.
My problems have continued with this group of Pakistani men. In the year 2008 they again caused me problems. It was July 2008 that this group of men framed me to the police, claiming that I had robbed some of their possessions. I was subsequently arrested and forced to post bail in the amount of $8000. For the following 11 months, my legal problems continued in the magistrate court and district court. Over this period of time I was required to go into the police station three times a week to sign documents and so forth. This was very difficult and time consuming. When my court case finally begun I was found innocent and the charges were dropped. However, I was given no compensation for my time spent during this year, nor were the false claimants charged with anything. They have simply continued to harass my for my religion decisions.