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Malaysian Government Seeks Details on Zunar Customers

December 1, 2014
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The trouble continues for Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar, who is now dealing with a government effort to intimidate customers who bought his most recent book, Komplot Penjarakan Anwar. Unlike most of the rest of Zunar’s books, Komplot Penjarakan Anwar has not yet been officially banned for sedition in Malaysia, but that didn’t stop police from…

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Malaysian Human Rights Group Supports Zunar

November 13, 2014
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Following yesterday’s news that Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar and several business associates are again under investigation by government authorities for sedition, the human rights organization Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) today issued a statement demanding an end to the “unrelenting harassment and persecution” he has suffered since the publication of his first book in 2010. Zunar…

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Zunar Assistants Arrested for Selling Cartoon Books

November 12, 2014
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Just over a month after a Malaysian appeals court lifted a ban on two of political cartoonist Zunar’s books, the artist and his employees are again facing harassment and intimidation from police. As the sensational trial of an opposition leader accused of sodomy began last week, three of Zunar’s assistants were arrested outside the courthouse…

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Malaysian Appeals Court Lifts Ban on Two Zunar Books

October 16, 2014
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Malaysian Appeals Court Lifts Ban on Two Zunar Books

A Malaysian appeals court last week lifted a ban on two books by political cartoonist Zunar, who has been arrested and had his work seized by the government multiple times over the years. Although the unanimous ruling by three appeals court judges is undeniably a good sign for freedom of expression in Malaysia, it does…

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Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Speaks at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC

February 5, 2014
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Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Speaks at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, the pen name of Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, was arrested for seidition in 2010, hours before a collection of his new political cartoons was published. Zunar faced down his government and successfully avoided the sedition charges and won compensation for books that government officials seized in a raid of his office. Unfortunately, he…

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Report Illustrates International Crackdown on Online Expression

November 21, 2013
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Report Illustrates International Crackdown on Online Expression

A new infographic from PEN, an international NGO that aids writers threatened with arrest, prosecution, or violence, shows that government repression of speech is increasingly focused online. PEN found 92 writers around the world currently imprisoned or in detention for something they published digitally — a figure that has more than doubled since 2008. But…

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Cartoonist Zunar Loses Appeal Over Wrongful Arrest

November 12, 2013
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Cartoonist Zunar Loses Appeal Over Wrongful Arrest

A Malaysian political cartoonist who was arrested and charged with sedition just before the publication of his 2010 book has lost an appeal of his suit against the government for wrongful arrest. Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better known by the pen name Zunar, recently reported on his blog that the Appeals Court found that his arrest…

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Persecuted Cartoonists Converse About Censorship

October 4, 2013
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Persecuted Cartoonists Converse About Censorship

Cartoonists Rights Network International recently shared in interview between Malaysian cartoonist Zunar and Singaporean cartoonist Leslie Chew — both of whom have been arrested and persecuted in their home countries for their political cartoons. Zunar visited Singapore and interviewed Chew for the CRNI website. Zunar was awarded the Cartoonists Rights Network International’s annual Award for…

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Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Appeals Arrest

June 21, 2013
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Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Appeals Arrest

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar – pen name of Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque — has elected to appeal a ruling related to his 2010 arrest and detention while under investigation for violation of Malaysia’s Sedition Act. In September of 2010, Zunar’s office was raided, hours before the release of his aptly named Cartoon-o-phobia, a collection of both previously-published…

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Political Cartoonist Zunar Scores Partial Victory in Malaysian Court

August 6, 2012
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Political Cartoonist Zunar Scores Partial Victory in Malaysian Court

Last week, a Malaysian civil court ruled that the arrest of political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaqur, also known as Zunar, was lawful but that the seizure of his 66 books and paintings was not. This decision is the latest in a long history of battles between the Malaysian government and Zunar over his right to…

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