The pro-Beijing block says the law is necessary for Hong Kong to show appropriate respect for the anthem. Those found guilty of intentionally abusing the “march of the volunteers” would face up to three years in prison and fines of up to $6,450.
Wang Quanzhang, 42, who defended political activists and victims of land seizures, disappeared in a 2015 sweep known as the "709" crackdown aimed at courtroom critics of government critics.
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