Joshua Wong says his disqualification from HK poll ‘invalid and ridiculous’

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Friday the reasons for disqualifying him from running in elections for the legislature were “invalid and ridiculous.”

Wong said in a statement Hong Kong’s new national security was a “legal weapon used against dissidents”.

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong registers as a candidate for the upcoming Legislative Council election in Hong Kong (Reuters)

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong registers as a candidate for the upcoming Legislative Council election in Hong Kong (Reuters)

On Thursday, Hong Kong disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a key election, including Wong, citing reasons including collusion with foreign forces and opposition to the new China-imposed national security laws.

https://in.reuters.com/article/hongkong-security/joshua-wong-says-his-disqualification-from-hong-kong-poll-invalid-and-ridiculous-idINKCN24W0GL

 


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