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Hearing on Adam Adli’s appeal against conviction for sedition resumes today
March 1, 2017 @ 09:00 - 12:00
The hearing for the Court of Appeal’s decision on Adam Adli’s final appeal against his conviction on a sedition charge will resume 1 March 2017 at the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya.
This follows a postponement by the Court at yesterday’s proceedings after after the presiding judge Datuk Wira Mohtarudin Baki recused himself from the case after deputy public prosecutor Faiza Mohd Salleh pointed out that Mohtarudin was on the panel that acquitted another student activist, Muhammad Safwan Anang, of a similar sedition charge last year.
Adam was handed a jail sentence of 12 months by the Sessions Court on Nov 19, 2014 after he was found guilty of giving a seditious speech at a rally in the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Jalan Maharajalela, Dang Wangi here between 8.55pm and 11.15pm on May 13, 2013.
On an appeal in November 2016, the High Court decided that his conviction should be upheld but substituted the 12 months’ jail sentence imposed on him by the Sessions Court with a fine of RM5,000.
Today, the Court of Appeal will decide on his appeal against his conviction and the prosecution’s cross-appeal against the High Court decision to substitute the custodial sentence with a RM5,000 fine.