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Court rejects pro-independence activist’s case that Hong Kong election officials cannot bar people based on political views

  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:46
A Hong Kong court ruled against a pro-independence activist on Tuesday in a potentially defining case, concluding that city election officials have the power to bar candidates because of their political views. Eight months after the case was heard, High Court judge Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung handed down the judgment for Andy Chan Ho-tin, convenor of the Hong Kong National Party, soon after a batch of disqualifications from a Legislative Council by-election set for March. The ruling could... South China Morning Post - Hong Kong feed

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