Lena Hendry is no politician or some 'famous' personality in Malaysia. She is simply a woman Human Rights Defender. Her trial starts in less than 15 days, and if convicted, she is facing ‘…fine of not less than five thousand ringgit and not more than thirty thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both…’
Her trial has been fixed for 14-15 December, and 6-8 January 2016. [You can contact Lena at firstname.lastname@example.org]. Now, further information could be obtained from website maintained by the 'In Defence of Lena Hendry's Campaign Team' - http://komas.org/indefenceoflenahendry/
LET US REITERATE OUR Call on the Malaysian Government to immediately and unconditionally drop the criminal charges against Lena Hendry;
DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST MALAYSIAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER LENA HENDRY NO TO PRE-CENSORSHIP OR PRIOR APPROVAL FOR USAGE OF FILM/VIDEOS
In Reporters Without Borders’ 2013 World Press Freedom Index, Malaysia has fallen to its lowest-ever position because of the decreasing access to information. Malaysia embarrassingly dropped 23 places, and now ranks 145 out of 179.
Article 1 of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms states clearly that “Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to promote and to strive for the protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms at national and international levels.”
Lena Hendry, has the right to ‘…freely publish, impart or disseminate to others views, information and knowledge on all human rights and fundamental freedoms…’, and that should include the right to use films, documentaries and other video materials.