Something tells me the Jimmy Lai NatSec trial isn’t going to help tell good Hong Kong stories…
Caoilfhionne Gallagher KC, a barrister at London’s Doughty Street Chambers, who is part of Lai’s international legal team, revealed that she and others have received threats as part of what she said was the ‘extraterritorial targeting’ of those speaking out against his treatment.
…Gallagher said that she has received three rape threats, one death threat and ‘multiple spurious impersonating emails’ purporting to come from her.
…she said that regardless of who represents Lai, he will have a ‘show trial’ with a predetermined outcome, based on trumped up charges designed to silence Lai.
‘We do not believe he will get a fair trial. He’s being prosecuted under a fundamentally unfair law, which is a violation of international principles,’ she said.
Think of a number. Any number. But not too high. Now knock a zero off. Tweak a bit downwards to create impression of scientific accuracy. Bingo!
Just by the way. There is a judicial controversy in Israel which seems to be similar to what has occurred here: the Israeli government wishes it could be more like HK. Just as the Chief Executive can over-ride a decision of the Court of Final Appeal, they would give their parliament the power to over-ride their supreme court; just as the Chief Executive can carefully pick judges, they would . . .
“Think of a number. Any number. But not too high. Now knock a zero off. Tweak a bit downwards to create impression of scientific accuracy.”