Threatening calls were made to the office of Hong Kong District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock after she had imposed sentences on media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and nine other opposition figures for their roles in an illegal rally in 2019. Photo: Warton Li Threatening calls were made to the office of Hong Kong District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock after she had imposed sentences on media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and nine other opposition figures for their roles in an illegal rally in 2019. Photo: Warton Li
Threatening calls were made to the office of Hong Kong District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock after she had imposed sentences on media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and nine other opposition figures for their roles in an illegal rally in 2019. Photo: Warton Li
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Threats against Hong Kong judge deserve to be widely condemned by all

  • City’s judiciary must be free to continue to decide cases independently, without fear or favour, and judges backed no matter which political camp they have upset

Threatening calls were made to the office of Hong Kong District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock after she had imposed sentences on media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and nine other opposition figures for their roles in an illegal rally in 2019. Photo: Warton Li Threatening calls were made to the office of Hong Kong District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock after she had imposed sentences on media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and nine other opposition figures for their roles in an illegal rally in 2019. Photo: Warton Li
Threatening calls were made to the office of Hong Kong District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock after she had imposed sentences on media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and nine other opposition figures for their roles in an illegal rally in 2019. Photo: Warton Li
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