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一定有政治成份

2017/8/25 — 11:51

2017年8月17日公民廣場案判刑,大量記者在高等法院外守候。

2017年8月17日公民廣場案判刑,大量記者在高等法院外守候。

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將三子及東北示威者判監有政治化嗎?法官依法判案,律政司袁國強亦有權去覆檢判刑。法律上,判決無可挑剔。只是我們的法律乃承襲自殖民地時代,現屆政府若有權用盡,實難以被制衡。

而政府無權不用,選擇性狙擊以上示威者,就是政治化的最好證據。其政治目的就是阻嚇政治參與,令堅持真普選的市民噤若寒蟬,從此「奉公守法」。 

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若我們的政府真的如此重視依法辦事,大可嚴厲打擊亂貼街招的地產經紀及私家偵探。但他們並不屑如此。他們又可解決發展商於新界鄉村僭建及買賣丁權問題,但他們卻擺出一副友善姿態,「隻眼開,隻眼閉」。顯然易見,政府所謂的依法辦事實在是站不住腳。

政府對一切問題坐視不理,但卻如此決心將一眾年輕人送入囹圄,可見這都是選擇性執法。政府口說一套大和解,卻又一邊將一個又一個為香港付出的年輕人加上治犯之名。何以和解?可惜可惜。

廣告

Of course it is political 

No, not the decisions by the Judges. They followed and interpreted the Law as it is. And yes, the Secretary of Justice and his department have rights to appeal decisions by lower Courts. Legally, they did nothing wrong. Remember our laws are old colonial laws which give government a lot of powers, if they so choose to use them. 
The clearly political decision was to use the law and seek more severe sentences (加重刑罰). The aim of the Central and Local Authorities is to achieve a greater deterrent effect. To stop people from being disobedient and break the law. People who have been denied their one person – one vote in the Legislative Council. And have been denied their rights to nominate and choose their Chief Executive.

The decision of when, who and what to ‘chase’ after using the law to its fullest is a political decision.

Government can stop real estate agents and private investigators who illegally hang banners with their phone numbers on it. Yes, but they don’t spend time on it. Maybe because resources are limited.

Other times they want to remain friends. Government could stop developers in the New Territories from trading ding rights. And they could force the removal of illegal building works. However, they may not consider it a priority. 

But to put a large number of young kids in jail, was made a political priority. Instead of seeking better communications between the authorities and the politically engaged youth who aspire to safeguard Hong Kong’s freedoms. What a shame.

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