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Pro-Beijing lawmaker criticises 'white skin' judge

2017-02-17 HKT 19:22
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  • Wong Kwok-kin hopes the judiciary will 'correct the decision'. Photo: RTHK
    Wong Kwok-kin hopes the judiciary will 'correct the decision'. Photo: RTHK
A leading pro-Beijing legislator Wong Kwok-kin on Friday hit out at the prison term given to seven policemen for beating up zip-tied Occupy protester Ken Tsang, blaming an unnamed "white skin" judge as having a "yellow heart" – the colour associated with supporters of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement.

Wong, from the Federation of Trade Unions, was speaking in the Legislative Council debate on the Policy Address, hours after District Court Judge David Dufton sent the policemen to jail for two years.

Wong said Hong Kong’s judicial system is worth supporting in general, but questioned if some of those who uphold the law are prejudiced, making rulings that surprise the society.

Wong said he backs the seven officers to appeal and hopes the judiciary will correct the decision.

Meanwhile, Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen called on the public to respect the rule of law, saying people should react to court rulings "rationally and objectively".

He also said the Department of Justice may take legal proceedings against those who blatantly criticised the judge who convicted and sentenced the seven officers.

Yuen insisted court rulings should not be politicised and should not be improperly criticised.