Hong Kong government fails in court bid to block pro-independence lawmakers from taking office

Hong Kong government fails in court bid to block pro-independence lawmakers from taking office
 

The Hong Kong government failed in a unprecendented legal attempt on Tuesday night to block the swearing-in of two newly elected lawmakers seeking to push for independence for the autonomous region.
High Court Judge Thomas Au rejected the government's last-ditch request for a delay to mount a judicial review before the two lawmakers re-take their oath of office at Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Wednesday.
Yau Wai-ching, aged 25, and Baggio Leung, 30, were initially barred last week by legislative authorities after pledging their allegiance to "Hong Kong nation" and displaying... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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