Ex-lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung will now have to stand trial for snatching a folder from a government official during a panel meeting on November 15, 2016. Photo: Winson Wong
Ex-lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung will now have to stand trial for snatching a folder from a government official during a panel meeting on November 15, 2016. Photo: Winson Wong

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

  • Monday’s ruling could have a direct impact on 11 former opposition politicians facing charges tied to acts within legislature
  • Defence had previously argued that Leung Kwok-hung’s snatching of a folder from a government official fell within bounds of free speech and debate

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Ex-lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung will now have to stand trial for snatching a folder from a government official during a panel meeting on November 15, 2016. Photo: Winson Wong
Ex-lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung will now have to stand trial for snatching a folder from a government official during a panel meeting on November 15, 2016. Photo: Winson Wong
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