UK QCs and judges among senior lawyers warning of threat to rule of law in Hong Kong

Gibson Dunn London partner and former Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer QC among those putting names to open letter

A dozen barristers and judges, including Gibson Dunn & Crutcher London partner and former Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer QC, have penned an open letter criticising a Hong Kong court’s decision to send three student activists to prison for unlawful assembly.

This August, Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law were given six-, seven- and eight-month prison terms respectively for their involvement in the Occupy Central pro-democracy protests in 2014.

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