PETALING JAYA: A human rights group today voiced hope that the public prosecutor’s agreement to withdraw its appeal to the conviction of Lena Hendry would signal an end to the “harassment and intimidation” against the activist.
Insisting that Lena should never have been charged in the first place, Pusat Komas said she had been subjected to a long process of being arrested, detained, charged and convicted under Section 6 (1)(b) of the Film Censorship Act.
This was after the activist aired an uncensored documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Chamber of Commerce Hall in 2013.
She was fined RM10,000 on March 22 after the Magistrate’s Court found her guilty of the offence.
She paid the fine and was initially freed from the film censorship charge at the end of the prosecution’s case last March.
However, the High Court overturned the acquittal and ordered Lena to enter defence for her charge. Read more