Hong Kong lawmakers can face criminal charges for disrupting Legco, Court of Final Appeal rules in landmark decision

A Hong Kong lawmaker can face criminal sanctions for disrupting Legislative Council proceedings, the city’s top court has ruled – a landmark decision that could potentially result in the conviction of 11 former opposition politicians.Five Court of Final Appeal judges on Monday unanimously upheld the legality of charging a legislator with contempt for causing disturbances during legislative sessions.The highly anticipated ruling sets clear boundaries around the privilege enjoyed by Legco members…

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