Good news! Political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar “Zunar” Ulhaque, lawmaker R. Sivarasa, and civil rights lawyer N. Surendran have been acquitted of all sedition charges by Malaysian authorities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Zunar faced nine charges under Malaysia's Sedition Act in 2015 for criticising the judiciary in a series of tweets relating to the then opposition leader and former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, Anwar Ibrahim, after he was jailed on sodomy charges. His release, along with that of the others, must inspire a new era of human rights in Malaysia with the consequent repeal of the country's stringent sedition laws.
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