International open letter calls for Malaysia to drop charges against activist


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  • Sunday, 13 Dec 2015

PETALING JAYA: Almost a hundred film-makers, writers, artists and lawyers from all over the world have signed an open letter urging the Malaysia government to drop the charges against human rights activist Lena Hendry (pic) for organising a screening of a controversial documentary.

As reported in the Colombo Gazette, the letter called for the charges against Hendry to be dropped and to repeal the Film Censorship Act 2002 as they said it was used to “attack and prevent freedom of speech”.

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