Trimming the hair of Hong Kong’s women prisoners is one idea under consideration after the city’s top court ruled that current practices are discriminatory. Photo: Dickson Lee Trimming the hair of Hong Kong’s women prisoners is one idea under consideration after the city’s top court ruled that current practices are discriminatory. Photo: Dickson Lee
Trimming the hair of Hong Kong’s women prisoners is one idea under consideration after the city’s top court ruled that current practices are discriminatory. Photo: Dickson Lee

After losing court battle to ex-lawmaker ‘Long Hair’, Hong Kong’s prisons mull shearing locks of female inmates in name of equality

  • The haircuts for female prisoners are one option being weighed after a five-judge panel ruled ‘social norms’ not a valid reason for cutting activists’ hair
  • Prison insider warns of ‘possible riots’, wave of judicial reviews could follow rules changes

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Trimming the hair of Hong Kong’s women prisoners is one idea under consideration after the city’s top court ruled that current practices are discriminatory. Photo: Dickson Lee Trimming the hair of Hong Kong’s women prisoners is one idea under consideration after the city’s top court ruled that current practices are discriminatory. Photo: Dickson Lee
Trimming the hair of Hong Kong’s women prisoners is one idea under consideration after the city’s top court ruled that current practices are discriminatory. Photo: Dickson Lee
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