A sad day for Human Rights Defenders when the High Court overturned the acquittal by the Magistrate court for woman human rights defender Lena Hendry...
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High Court orders activist Lena Hendry to enter defence
"The case will be heard by the same magistrate (who acquitted her). The Magistrate's Court will contact us for the new (hearing) dates," said New.
The programme manager at NGO Pusat Komas was charged in September 2013 for allegedly screening 'No Fire Zone' - a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war, which had not been approved by the Censorship Board.
Under Section 6(1)(b) of the Film Censorship Act, 2002, Lena would face up to three years’ jail or a fine not exceeding RM30,000, if convicted.
At the time, local and international human rights groups condemned the charge as being allegedly politically motivated and a breach of basic civil liberties.
The trial started in December last year, and Magistrate Mohd Rehan Mohd Aris on March 10, acquitted Hendry of the charge.- Malaysiakini, 21/9/2016