Protesters raise a placard to criticise Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen as they march in support of young democracy activists. Yuen appealed against the original “lenient” sentencing of the three activists, resulting in them receiving jail time. Photo: AP

Jailing of Hong Kong democracy activists a failure to uphold international law

Jared Genser says the decision to seek tougher sentences for three Occupy Central activists shows Hong Kong’s laws and prosecutors in a bad light. The government must respect its obligations to fundamental rights and release all political prisoners

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Protesters raise a placard to criticise Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen as they march in support of young democracy activists. Yuen appealed against the original “lenient” sentencing of the three activists, resulting in them receiving jail time. Photo: AP
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