For as long as it remains the case that everyone is equal before the law, there cannot be one type of sentence for political activists and another for other lawbreakers. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Politics played no part in Hong Kong court’s decision to jail young activists

Grenville Cross says the appeals court was right to overrule the initial, more lenient sentences that gave undue weight to the activists’ political motivation, a violation of the principle that all are equal before the law

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For as long as it remains the case that everyone is equal before the law, there cannot be one type of sentence for political activists and another for other lawbreakers. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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