Friday, October 2, 2015

Zunar 1st Malaysian chosen for global rights campaign

BY DIYANA IBRAHIM
Amnesty International (AI) has chosen cartoonist Zunar to become the 1st Malaysian in its Write for Rights (#W4R) 2015 campaign. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, October 2, 2015.
Amnesty International (AI) has chosen cartoonist Zunar to become the 1st Malaysian in its Write for Rights (#W4R) 2015 campaign. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, October 2, 2015. 


Cartoonist Zunar has become the first Malaysian to be selected by global human rights body Amnesty International (AI) to join its Write for Rights (#W4R) 2015 campaign.
AI Malaysia today announced Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, as a participant of of the campaign that will see thousands of activists raising awareness of others who are persecuted by their governments.
AI Malaysia executive director Shahmini Darshni said Zunar was chosen because of the nine sedition charges that he was currently facing, for tweeting critically of the Malaysian judiciary.
"Through the #W4R campaign, members and supporters of Amnesty International will show solidarity and give support to those whose rights are being suppressed by governments," Shahmini told a press conference in Petaling Jaya today. – October 2, 2015.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/zunar-1st-malaysian-chosen-for-global-rights-campaign#sthash.b9yzOkn0.dpuf

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