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Malaysia - Ruling on cartoonist's suit awaited, ban on political cartoons still in place

Reporters without borders
The final hearing in a civil action that the political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, also known as Zunar, brought against the Malaysian state and police, accusing them of detaining him unlawfully and causing him material losses in September 2010, is scheduled to take place on 23 July. Reporters Without Borders is hoping for a fair ruling, one that recognizes the illegality of Zunar's treatment. Such a decision would be all the more important in the current pre-election climate. “The (...)

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