Judiciary hits back at 'blue-ribbons'

Central Station | 17 Feb 2017

The judiciary has expressed concern over the insulting comments "blue- ribbons" made against District Court judge David John Dufton.

Pro-establishment fans scolded Dufton on Facebook and other social media for finding seven policemen guilty of assaulting activist Ken Tsang Kin- chiu during the Occupy Movement.

"The Judiciary regards it as a matter of serious concern and has referred the matter to the Department of Justice for follow-up," a spokesman said yesterday.

"Blue-ribbons" include famous movie director Clifton Ko Chi-sum, who scolded judges as "dogs" on Tuesday, and asked on Wednesday which law of Hong Kong prohibited criticizing judges.

The pro-establishment Facebook page "9up News" even posted a picture of Dufton on Tuesday and said that he was a "yellow dog judge" and "a western dog who assisted traitors to resist China."

Numerous "blue-ribbons" said Dufton as a westerner should "crawl" back to the west.

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