Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Denied Entry to Hong Kong

Queen’s Counsel seeking to represent human rights lawyer is turned back

In a kind of coda to the international furor over the 2013 escape of whistleblower Edward Snowden from the United States, a Hong Kong judge has turned down the application of elite human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson (above) to defend Snowden’s own lawyer Robert Tibbo in proceedings before the Barrister’s Disciplinary Tribunal.

Tibbo, who long since f…

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