Returning Officer Cora Ho announces the results of the New Territories East by-election in February. Edward Leung (third from left) was among the candidates. Photo: Dickson LeeReturning Officer Cora Ho announces the results of the New Territories East by-election in February. Edward Leung (third from left) was among the candidates. Photo: Dickson Lee
Returning Officer Cora Ho announces the results of the New Territories East by-election in February. Edward Leung (third from left) was among the candidates. Photo: Dickson Lee

Lawyers question power of returning officers to disqualify Hong Kong poll candidates

Subjective decisions by civil servants amount to political censorship and screening, legal experts argue

Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2016
Returning Officer Cora Ho announces the results of the New Territories East by-election in February. Edward Leung (third from left) was among the candidates. Photo: Dickson LeeReturning Officer Cora Ho announces the results of the New Territories East by-election in February. Edward Leung (third from left) was among the candidates. Photo: Dickson Lee
Returning Officer Cora Ho announces the results of the New Territories East by-election in February. Edward Leung (third from left) was among the candidates. Photo: Dickson Lee
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