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3Novices:Joshua Wong seeks to change Hong Kong laws that ban former convicts from elections for five years

Pro-democracy student leaders Joshua Wong Chi-fung and Ivan Lam Long-yin asked the High Court on Tuesday to change laws that bar them from running in elections over the next five years because of their jail terms.

Wong, 21, and Lam, 23, both members of the Demosisto party, were sentenced to prison in August for six and 13 months, respectively, over their roles in two separate protests in the lead up to Hong Kong’s Occupy movement in 2014, which saw tens of thousands occupy…
November 14, 2017 at 02:00PM http://ift.tt/2moBAor
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