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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Well I wasn't expecting those sentences

    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c3ggl6pe52eo
    Might have been lighter of they were of a certain German heritage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Might have been lighter of they were of a certain German heritage?
    But justice is colour blind! (And politics blind of course)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    But justice is colour blind! (And politics blind of course)
    Justice has never been blind in any form. The law may be...

    Not justice as delivered by a flawed human system. Don't kid yourself..

    Not saying justice was delivered in this case or not.. just picking on your statement about justice being blind. May be I missed the sarcasm.

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    Well, it's the French speaking area. But you'd be surprised how incredibly multi-colored "Swiss" can be. Dunno the background of the judge but it is possible to have a brown judge, too.

    Very harsh sentencing. I bet it'll get reduced on appeal.

    What the BBC describes is not uncommon (I think?) in Hong Kong.


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    Well, seems like they all are conveniently in Monaco at the moment as one of them is in the hospital. Time to check extradition treaties. Kind of VERY convenient- I mean, did they even have to attend their own trial? Even NY forced that on Donald Trump.

    Pretty sure appeals can go on...and on, and on. And for sure they are free until ALL the appeals are exhausted.

    Guess they didn't figure out to plea bargain this case out from the very beginning, going to bet their lawyers advised them NOT to go to trial (if this option was available, going to guess that it was).

    And, yes, not being Swiss plays into that, being, uh, "darker" also not helping. And pretty sure hull was being sarcastic. I am in a litigation in the US right now involving a HK company and the complaint is FILLED with references to the client basically being evil Chinese out to screw the good citizens of the West. Racism is alive and well, everywhere. Lawyer is a nice Mormon boy from Salt Lake City, not sure he has ever met a Chinese person in real life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Justice has never been blind in any form. The law may be...

    Not justice as delivered by a flawed human system. Don't kid yourself..

    Not saying justice was delivered in this case or not.. just picking on your statement about justice being blind. May be I missed the sarcasm.
    You did, U thought the mention of politics in the Hong Kong context would have given that away

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