Amizudin Ahmat

Amizudin Ahmat

Location: Malaysia
4° 12' 37.7424" N, 101° 58' 32.7576" E
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 10 Aug 2012

Malaysian blogger Amizudin Ahmat was sentenced on August 10, 2012, to three months in prison for contempt of court after breaking an order not to criticize culture, information and communications minister Rais Yatim.

According to Reporters Without Borders, Ahmat was previously fined and required to pay damages for defamation and was banned from publishing further criticism about the minister, yet later posted 11 more articles on the subject.

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