Jailed on Foreign Soil
While the president of the Philippines fights against drug dealers, four Hongkongers locked up in a Philippine prison on drug charges. The jailed men, aged 30 to 51, were arrested in Subic Bay in the Philippines in July 2016 after a raid on a “floating crystal meth laboratory”. They have denied all charges but the Philippine court ruled that four people were guilty of possession of drugs, sentenced to life imprisonment and fines. The families of the four men say they are innocent and have vowed to fight for justice. Lo Shu Ho is the sister of one of the Hong Kong residents, Lo Wing Fai. What is her story in facing all these sudden change?
The Philippine drug problem is rampant and corruption is also serious. In 2000, Tang Lung Wai went to the Phillippines and was accused of drug trafficking. He later sentenced to life imprisonment. Meanwhile, he wrote his own experience of grievances in prison and caused social concern. Tang Lung-wai’s brother Billy thought that the incident had harmed the whole family. He didn't trust his own brother in the past and their father has even committed suicide. Will there be new hopes in the final appeal?