Monday, July 03, 2006

Freedom I: It's So Hard To Make A Stand

Alhamdulillah, suami dan rakan-rakan telah dilepas dan dibebaskan dari Demonstrasi Arsenik Sept 11 '99 (1).

Empat tahun, kau, turun naik mahkamah. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah...

Sekarang tinggal lagi satu perbicaraan. Demo Harakah Feb 2000 (2). Please pray for us all...


(1) Demonstrasi membantah kemasukan arsenik oleh 'mereka-mereka yang tertentu' ke dalam makanan DSAI
(2) Demonstrasi membantah penyekatan permit akhbar Harakah

Eight Freed Of Unlawful Assembly Charge

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders and six other men were freed of a charge of taking part in an unlawful assembly in 1999.

Magistrate Azniza Mohd Ali acquitted PKR vice-president Mohamed Azmin Ali, its Youth chief Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor and the rest without calling for their defence.

ACQUITTED: Azmin, Ezam and six other men were freed without their defence being called.
“The court finds that the prosecution has failed to prove a prima facie case against the accused persons,” she said.

The magistrate had earlier ordered that written submissions be made after all the prosecution witnesses had testified.

However, she noted that the defence had not tendered their written submission on time and because the case had dragged on for so long the verdict yesterday was made without referring to any submissions at all.

Azmin, 41, and Ezam, 38, and the six men were charged in 1999 with committing the offence at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock here at around 3.30pm on Sept 11 that year.

The six others are activist Hishammuddin Rais, 54, Harakah cartoonist Zulkiflee S.M. Anuarul Haque, 43, Tan Soi Kow, 51, Anuar Zalik, 53, Zaharuddin Ayob, 38, and Abdul Ghani Haron, 40.

A total of 16 witnesses testified in the trial that began in November 2002.

The eight were represented by lawyers Amer Hamzah Arshad, Hasnal Rezua Merican, C.V. Prabhakaran, Nik Mohamed Ikhwan Nik Mahamud, Latifah Koya and Edmund Bon.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Yusaini Amer Abdul Karim prosecuted.

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