HK disqualifies 4 legislators over invalid oaths

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Added On July 16, 2017

The High Court of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Friday disqualified four legislators??from office for their invalid oaths.
 
China Report has the details.
 
The legislators are Law Kwun-Chung, Leung Kwok-hung, Lau Siu-lai and Yiu Chung-yim
 
The court ruled that the oaths the four took on Oct. 12, 2016 at a swearing-in ceremony of the new Legislative Council were unlawful and of no effect. 
 
The disqualification is effective from Oct. 12, 2016.
 
On the swearing-in ceremony, Lau deliberately took her oath in a slow-paced manner, while Law, Leung and Yiu read out extra words that are not included in the LegCo oath, or read the oath in an abnormal tone.
 
The Department of Justice of Hong Kong SAR government submitted an application for a judicial review to the High Court on Dec. 2, 2016, requesting the court to rule whether the four LegCo members' oaths comply with the Hong Kong Basic Law and whether they are still qualified to serve.