Amina Mariam Bokhary
The Amina Bokhary controversy occurred in Hong Kong in 2010 involving the assault conviction of a wealthy woman from a well-connected political family. Amina Mariam Bokhary, 32, received a non-custodial sentence and a one-year driving ban following an incident in the aftermath of a road traffic accident when she struck several police officers. As she had committed similar offences in 2001 and 2008, her resulting probation was seen by some commentators as too lenient.
The perceived leniency in her sentence provoked an uproar in Hong Kong for alleged preferential treatment. In particular, the presiding judge caused an uproar when he said in his judgment that Bokhary had "a unblemished background and was born into a good family with caring parents [and] an outstanding academic record". The comment highlighted the public perception of widening inequality and increasing disparities in the balance of political power between different social classes in Hong Kong. The judge came under pressure to reconsider his sentencing, but he declined to amend it upon review. Pundits also blamed the police for charging her with an offence carrying a lesser penalty; the Department of Justice was forced to appeal her sentence.
Opinion polls carried out indicated that the public's confidence in the judiciary and the impartiality of the courts had been shaken in light of the incident. In the end, Bokhary was jailed for six weeks in December for being in breach of five out of seven conditions of her probation order. On appeal, her driving ban was further extended by two years.

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Secretary for Justice v Amina Mariam Bokhary HK Court of Appeal, 11-Mar-2011. Bokhary drive ban extended. HK Standard, 12-Jan-2011. Heat on high-flier for ...
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Judge's Niece Is Jailed for Six Weeks for Assaulting Police in Hong ...
Dec 23, 2010 ... “It is clear a caution or fine is no longer sufficient,” Magistrate Amanda Woodcock said today when ordering Amina Mariam Bokhary jailed.
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Mar 29, 2012 ... Judge's niece Amina Mariam Bokhary woke up in jail this morning hoping an appeal by her lawyers would get her out for Christmas. Her jailing ...
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Amina Bokhary: Police brutality the other way around | Asian ...
Jan 28, 2010 ... Amina Mariam Bokhary was driving along Stubbs Road when her car met with the accident. According to police investigation, her car crossed ...
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Judge's niece slaps COP - AsiaOne.com
Jan 31, 2010 ... Then she allegedly refused to take a breathalyser test and reportedly slapped a police officer. The driver, Amina Mariam Bokhary, 33, has since ...
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Amina Bokhary: Police brutality the other way around | Asian Correspondent
When we describe police brutality, it’s often an ugly scenario where a helpless crime suspect gets outnumbered, subdued and badly beaten by police officers.
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HKSAR Blog: Judge Slaps Magistrate Who Slapped Amina Bokhary For Slapping a Police Officer
How many slaps is that?Finally, who judges the judges is answered; at least in the case of Amina Bokhary. Frank Stock, Vice-President of the Court of Appeal, is reported as saying it was "unfortunate" that magistrate Anthony Yuen Wai-ming noted Amina Bokhary's "good background, a well-off family, good education and outstanding academic achievement" .
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公審與公義 – Amina Mariam Bokhary | 加燦 指指點點
早幾天我想以公審為題寫篇談Amina案的文章,但因事忙而不了了之。現在看到李柱銘的文章,我看來可以省了幾個小時。Yes, Amina's actions were despicable but it is not worth damaging HK's judicial independence. 公審與公義 - (李柱銘) - 2010年08月12日 如果裁判官阮偉明覆審時,雖明知原判正確,卻因輿論壓力而加重判刑,這樣才是嚴重傷害法治精神。 法治——是筆者最為着緊的範疇,實在不少港人亦跟我一樣,期望特區司法制度能如回歸前般公正、獨立。近期,一宗司法案件備受香港社會關注,就是 Amina Mariam Bokhary( Amina)被控不小心駕駛及襲擊執行職務警員罪一案。輿論幾乎一面倒的認為,原審裁判官阮偉明判刑過輕,疑惑何解被告已第三次犯案,仍毋須坐監,繼而有評論上綱上線的認為,此乃基於被告出身富貴,兼是「特區終審法院常任法官包致金的姪女」。 然而,強調「法律面前,人人平等」的香港司法制度,真的如這些評論所言般,讓某些人比其他人更加平等嗎? 傳媒與公眾皆以「包致金姪女」來稱呼案中被告 Amina。這個稱呼已意味阮偉明是因包官的關係,才會輕判。可是,單純基於有法官與被告是親屬,便作出上述假設,根本不負責任,對兩位司法人員亦不公平。 案件惹起輿論譁然後,律政司旋即申請覆核刑期,公眾普遍認為,阮偉明應「打倒昨日的我」,從善如流的加重判刑,以彰顯公義。可是,法官的判刑,如真的是受制於輿論,那他不僅背離了法官的本分——依法裁斷、無懼無偏,同時也會嚴重損害公義和法治精神。 事實上,無論案件怎樣哄動,群情如何洶湧,為了維護法庭判決的公正、平等與公義,法官也絕不可因而提高或減輕判決,否則,那便與公審無異。 歸根結底,我們之所以要將案件交由法官判決,就是因為凡事不是非黑即白,故需要法官審慎考慮、衡量許多因素,包括控罪與案情的嚴重性、被告錯失程度、是否有前科、個人及家庭背景、相關的病歷紀錄和辯方求情陳述等。然後,法官再憑着其經驗及良知,依法處以最恰當的刑罰。其實,判處入獄,往往是法官最後的一個選擇,因為坐監很可能會對被告帶來負面影響,如學壞、嚴重精神打擊,所以法官會先考慮其他懲處方法,如無合適者,才會判被告入獄。設身處地,若你或你的親屬是被告,難道你想見到法官並非根據上述因素判刑,而是因顧慮判決會遭公眾非議,或是為博得市民掌聲,故意重判嗎? 阮偉明覆審時,若確認自己原來的量刑決定無誤,而又能夠力排眾議的維持原判,這樣,才真正體現了法治精神的真諦。其實,對於刑罰的輕重,總會有可能出現不同的看法,畢竟法官都不過是人。因此,香港司法制度設有上訴及覆核機制:被告如認為刑罰過重,可提出上訴,不過一旦上訴被駁回,而上訴庭又認為判刑過輕,那便有可能加重;律政司如認為判刑明顯地不足,或法官原則性犯錯,亦可要求覆核,藉此來確保被告得到法庭公平、公正的判決,務求不縱亦不枉。以此案為例,律政司認為阮偉明的判刑明顯過輕,已向上訴庭提出覆核。既然司法制度已有機制,盡可能排除裁決的人為失誤,而且有關司法程序,還是在進行中。為何仍然有人要急不及待的宣判「法治已死」呢?
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ulaca: Amina Bokhary Breaks Her Silence
"Ms Bokhary, what treatment are you getting for your bipolar disorder, ADD and alcohol problem?”""Fuck off! I’ve also got Tourette's. ".
www.ulaca-es.com/2010/08/amina-bokhary-breaks-her-silence.html
Good News for the Well-Bred, Rich and Educated with Doting Families « Big Lychee, Various Sectors
“The defendant has a good background, a well-off family, good education and outstanding academic achievement” and “a first-class honor in bachelor of business administration,” the Post quoted the magistrate as saying. “Most importantly,” the magistrate was quoted as saying, Bokhary “has caring and concerned parents.
biglychee.com/blog/2010/08/04/good-news-for-the-well-bred-rich-and-educated-with-doting-families/
Beyond the Pale: Hong Kong's Paris Hilton
The news in Hong Kong the last few days has been fun to watch. The niece of a prominent judge named Amina Mariam Bokhary was pulled over by the police for drunk driving and during the course of the encounter she slapped the cop.
stevehackman.blogspot.com/2010/08/hong-kongs-paris-hilton.html
A Hong Kong Perspective: It smells like tuna
When Amina Mariam Bokhary crashed her car in Happy Valley last night, she was not a happy camper. Neither were the police.
ahongkongperspective.blogspot.com/2010/01/it-smells-like-tuna.html
Assaulting Coppers(2)
Yesterday's post concerned the slapping of a policeman by Amina Mariam Bokhary, niece of Justice Kemal Bokhary, one of the ...
www.thecannyman.com/mcphersons-rant/2010/01/29/assaulting-coppers2/
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