Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators disqualified from parliament

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Four lawmakers opposing Chinese rule are barred for modifying oaths during swearing-in ceremony, seen as an insult to Beijing

A Hong Kong court has disqualified four pro-democracy lawmakers for failing to sincerely take the oath of office, a huge blow to the city’s opposition.

The four lawmakers – Nathan Law, Lau Siu-lai, Edward Yiu and “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung – all modified their oaths of allegiance to China during a swearing-in ceremony in October 2016.

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