Sunday, November 01, 2015

Triple Jeopardy

When someone is found innocent once and the prosecution appeals, one may suspect a miscarriage of justice.  When the person is cleared for a second time, only to face yet another trial, it begins to look very much like political persecution.

It is of course entirely coincidental that Stephen Chan supported Henry Tang for Chief Executive.

Photo borrowed from View Hong Kong blog.


ulaca said...

On the other hand, it could be a crap initial judgment.

Private Beach said...

The first time, possibly - crap judgements are not unknown in Hong Kong, such as in the breast assault case. That's why there's an appeals procedure, but two crap judgements in a row is considerably less likely. Chan was only convicted at the third attempt.

ulaca said...

He lookslike a villain. That's enough for me.