The mask ban was implemented in October to quell the months-long unrest in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong mask law: judges give themselves time to deliberate suspension of controversial emergency ruling

  • On Monday, Justices Anderson Chow and Godfrey Lam ruled the mask ban, which was implemented in October, unconstitutional
  • Justice department had then written to the judges to keep the ban ‘valid and of legal effect’ until a final verdict was reached
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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The mask ban was implemented in October to quell the months-long unrest in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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The High Court in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Photo: Fung Chang

Why Beijing’s angry reaction to Hong Kong High Court’s mask ban decision prompts fears it will overturn ruling

  • Concerns over judicial freedom in Hong Kong after Beijing officials attack court ruling
  • Twice in the past, Beijing intervened in Hong Kong cases without being asked
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The High Court in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Photo: Fung Chang
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