Malaysia: Charges Against Eric Paulsen and S Arutchelvan Dropped | News

Eric Paulsen (human rights lawyer) and S Arutchelvan (Parti Sosialis Malaysia leader)
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August 2018

Sedition charges against human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and Parti Sosialis Malaysia leader S Arutchelvan have been dropped after the prosecution indicated they did not wish to continue the case against the two men. Mr. Paulsen was charged with sedition in February 2015 for criticizing the Malaysian Islamic Development Department on his Twitter account. Mr. Arutchelvan was charged with sedition in October 2015 for allegedly criticizing the judiciary over the Sodomy 2 judgement. LRWC wrote letters of support for Mr. Paulsen in January 2015 and February 2016.

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