Kangaroo court 袋鼠法庭 an unofficial court that punishes people unfairly

(BBC, 2016/07/31)

BHS: Philip Green attacks ‘kangaroo court‘ inquiry

Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green has accused the co-chair of a parliamentary inquiry into the collapse of the firm of overseeing a “kangaroo court“.

In the war of words between Sir Philip and Frank Field, the tycoon said the MP had tried to create a “false narrative”. He said he had not broken any rules and there was “no legal liability” for him to fill a £571m pension deficit.


(CNN, 2016/11/23, CNN’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour’s speech)

As all the international journalists we honor in this room tonight and every year know only too well: First the media is accused of inciting, then sympathizing, then associating — until they suddenly find themselves accused of being full-fledged terrorists and subversives. Then they end up in handcuffs, in cages, in kangaroo courts, in prison — and then who knows?


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