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Malaysia - Prison sentence deferred

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On 28 August, High Court Judge Datin Zabariah Mohd Yusof granted an application made by lawyers R. Sivarasa and Latheefa Koya to defer the prison sentence imposed on the blogger Amizudin Ahmat pending an appeal. The date of the appeal hearing has not yet been announced. Ahmat was sentenced on 10 August to three months' imprisonment for contempt of court for breaking an order not to criticize the culture, information and communications minister, Rais Yatim (see below). 10.08.2012 - Blogger (...)

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