June 8, 2015

Malaysia: Drop Charges Against Zunar (UA 112/15)

Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, also known as “Zunar”, is facing nine charges under the draconian Sedition Act for tweets criticizing the judiciary. A court hearing is set for 7 July. If convicted for more than one charge he will face a long term custodial sentence.
1) Please write immediately in English, Malaysian or your own language:
  • Calling on the Malaysian authorities to drop, immediately, the charges brought against Zunar for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression; 
  • Urging them to ensure that Zunar and those working with him are not subjected to any form of restriction or harassment for their peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression;
  • Calling on them to repeal the Sedition Act and other laws which restrict the right to freedom of expression, and to comply with international human rights law and standards.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 112/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.