12 Hongkongers are now being subject to China’s murky criminal system – their compatriots should learn what’s at stake

By Leo LanWhen the 12 Hong Kong activists decided to cross the strait from Hong Kong to Taiwan, they may have understood the potential risks, including being caught by mainland Chinese, Hong Kong or Taiwan marine police, or a possible accident at sea.Yet, the 12 and their family members might not have been prepared for the treacherous and byzantine criminal justice system, into which they have disappeared after they were intercepted at sea by the mainland Chinese coast guard. The arrests have crystallized the fear that people in Hong Kong have about the criminal justice system in the mainland …

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