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Cartoonists Rights Network calls to end Zunar ban

The Cartoonists Rights Network is calling on the Malaysian government to lift its sedition charges against Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, the cartoonist better known as Zunar.

The letter read in part:

“While some of his cartoons may be embarrassing to certain important individuals, the contents speak strongly for Malaysia’s recognition of the importance of free speech in a healthy democracy.

“We understand that during US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Malaysia last month, she was assured of Malaysia’s good faith in adhering to basic human right,” added Russell.

Earlier this fall, Zunar was arrested and his books seized under Malaysia’s Sedition Act.

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