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Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Says His Disqualification from Poll 'Invalid and Ridiculous'

FILE PHOTO:Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong registers as a candidate for the upcoming Legislative Council election in Hong Kong, China July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File photo

FILE PHOTO:Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong registers as a candidate for the upcoming Legislative Council election in Hong Kong, China July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File photo

Joshua Wong said in a statement Hong Kong's new national security was a "legal weapon used against dissidents".

  • Reuters Hong Kong
  • Last Updated: July 31, 2020, 10:34 AM IST
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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".

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.

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