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Hong Kong Court Seeks Arrest of Ex-Politicians for Urging Election Protest

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Ted Hui

Ted Hui

Photographer: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

A Hong Kong court issued arrest warrants on Monday for two self-exiled, former lawmakers for allegedly urging voters to cast blank votes or boycott the upcoming election for the city’s Legislative Council.

Former lawmaker Ted Hui and ex-district councillor Yau Man-chun, both 39, allegedly breached the city’s elections ordinance for “inciting another person not to vote, or to cast invalid vote,” according to a statement from the Independent Commission Against Corruption.