Activist Lena Hendry was convicted in Malaysia for screening “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” without the approval of the Malaysian Censorship Board.
Magistrate Mohd Rehan Mohd Aris stated that the defense had failed to raise a reasonable doubt in the case.
Hendry said that she was disappointed in the decisions and seeks to appeal.
Ivy Josiah, the National Human Rights Society’s executive committee member expressed her disappointment as well, stating, “The film had been shown everywhere in the world.”
Hendry’s supporters were also present at the courthouse. One supporter held a sign reading, “Human rights documentaries are not dangerous.”
The court ordered the parties back in court on March 22nd to establish sentencing.
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