A photo cutout of Activist Tam Tak-chi during a press conference at the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar. Tam is the first person to be charged under the colonial-era sedition law since the city’s return to China in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee A photo cutout of Activist Tam Tak-chi during a press conference at the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar. Tam is the first person to be charged under the colonial-era sedition law since the city’s return to China in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee
A photo cutout of Activist Tam Tak-chi during a press conference at the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar. Tam is the first person to be charged under the colonial-era sedition law since the city’s return to China in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Politics must be kept out of the judicial process at all costs

  • In a deeply divided society, it is important that Hong Kong courts exercise their powers independently and free from any interference according to the rule of law and ‘one country, two systems’

A photo cutout of Activist Tam Tak-chi during a press conference at the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar. Tam is the first person to be charged under the colonial-era sedition law since the city’s return to China in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee A photo cutout of Activist Tam Tak-chi during a press conference at the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar. Tam is the first person to be charged under the colonial-era sedition law since the city’s return to China in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee
A photo cutout of Activist Tam Tak-chi during a press conference at the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar. Tam is the first person to be charged under the colonial-era sedition law since the city’s return to China in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee
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