ICJ and other groups urge Malaysian government to drop charges against human rights defender Lena Hendry

In a letter, the ICJ and eleven other organizations call on the authorities to drop the charges against Hendry for screening an award-winning human rights documentary. Her trial is slated to begin on Monday 14 December 2015.

The organizations say they are deeply concerned by the decision of the Malaysian authorities to prosecute Lena Hendry for her involvement in the screening of No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur on July 9, 2013.

The charges against her violate Malaysia’s obligations to respect the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, notably to receive and impart information.

The full letter can be downloaded here:

Malaysia-Drop Charges against Lena Hendry PM-Advocacy-open letters-2015-ENG (letter to Prime Minister, in PDF)

Malaysia-Drop Charges against Lena Hendry AG-Advocacy-open letters-2015-ENG (letter to Attorney General, in PDF)

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