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Liaison office of central gov't in HKSAR strongly refutes smearing attacks on Hong Kong's rule of law

Hong Kong, June 14 (UNI) The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has firmly opposed and strongly denounced smearing remarks on Hong Kong's rule of law made by Jonathan Sumption, a British judge who recently resigned as a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.
Sumption publicly smeared the rule of law in Hong Kong, calumniated the judiciary of Hong Kong, and vilified Hong Kong judges after his resignation, said a spokesperson for the office. His making of the remarks, all utter lies and concocted rumours, is abominable in that he compromised professional ethics as a judge and broke the oath he took when he swore in as a non-permanent judge.
Hong Kong's rule of law brooks no calumniation or slander, said the spokesperson. The rule of law in Hong Kong has been improving since its return to the motherland. HKSAR courts conduct trials independently, and judges fulfil their judicial duties free from any interference, the spokesperson noted.
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