‘In an unjust society the only place for a just man is in prison’ – Hong Kong is getting there | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

‘In an unjust society the only place for a just man is in prison’ – Hong Kong is getting there | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Not for the first time, we find ourselves wondering if the Rule of Law is being abused by our rulers, much though they claim to cherish it

Consider the case of the 47 suspects charged last week with offences against the national security law. I have nothing to say about the merits of the charges against them. Such chat would be unlawful, though that has not stopped sundry mainland officials, academics and journalists from wading in.

Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.

One of my colleagues tried asking the Department of Justice to comment on this orgy of prejudicial comment. I have tried this before and expected an evasive non-answer, which is what she got.

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