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Hong Kong court rejects ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung’s bid for final appeal over having trademark locks cut in jail

S.China Morning Post Tuesday, 22 January 2019 ()
A former Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker best known for his trademark long hair failed to win the court’s blessing on Tuesday in his bid to lodge a final appeal against the public prison operator for cutting his locks in jail. The Court of Appeal refused to allow “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung to take his case to the Court of Final Appeal. The lower court had previously ruled against Leung – and in favour of the Correctional Service Department – in the first appeal...
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