The families of six of the 12 Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen meet the media at the Legislative Council building on September 12. They have appealed to the Hong Kong government to bring the detained back to the city for trial, but the government’s response offered little hope in return. Photo: Felix WongThe families of six of the 12 Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen meet the media at the Legislative Council building on September 12. They have appealed to the Hong Kong government to bring the detained back to the city for trial, but the government’s response offered little hope in return. Photo: Felix Wong
The families of six of the 12 Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen meet the media at the Legislative Council building on September 12. They have appealed to the Hong Kong government to bring the detained back to the city for trial, but the government’s response offered little hope in return. Photo: Felix Wong
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

Detained Hongkongers: Beijing must show its legal system can be trusted

  • Beijing’s handling of the 12 detainees so far is exactly why there was such fierce opposition to Hong Kong’s now-dead extradition bill
  • Giving those held a fair, transparent trial would help restore Hong Kong’s battered reputation and build trust in the mainland’s legal system

The families of six of the 12 Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen meet the media at the Legislative Council building on September 12. They have appealed to the Hong Kong government to bring the detained back to the city for trial, but the government’s response offered little hope in return. Photo: Felix WongThe families of six of the 12 Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen meet the media at the Legislative Council building on September 12. They have appealed to the Hong Kong government to bring the detained back to the city for trial, but the government’s response offered little hope in return. Photo: Felix Wong
The families of six of the 12 Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen meet the media at the Legislative Council building on September 12. They have appealed to the Hong Kong government to bring the detained back to the city for trial, but the government’s response offered little hope in return. Photo: Felix Wong
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