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Agree or not, respect the decisions of judges

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Our judges must be doing something right. They are being attacked from the left, right and centre, on the whole spectrum of ideological positions.

When they jail violent protesters and rioters, they are denounced for doing the dirty work for the government. When they release others from jail for anti-government protests, they are rounded on by the establishment. Ignorant foreigners comment like experts on the threats to our judiciary. Hot-headed localists think judges are in league with government prosecutors.

It’s a tough and vital job: our judges may be the last bastion of institutional independence. But how long they can hold up in the face of such an onslaught from all sides is anyone’s guess.

The latest report on Hong Kong by the Congressional Research Service, an........

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