Free Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar

The IFJ has launched a global campaigning calling for all charges against Zunar, a Malaysian political cartoonist to be dropped. Zunar has been charged with 9 counts of sedition for a cartoon and tweet he published in February.

He faces 43 years in jail if found guilty. The IFJ joined in the IFEX and 41 other international freedom of expression organisations to write to Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak to withdraw charges against Zunar and abolish the Sedition Act (1948). Read the letter here. In addition, the IFJ launched an online global petition, aiming to reach 10.000 signatures, calling for immediate action for the release of the journalist.. Zunar will appear in court on 7 July after his first court date was adjourned on May 20.

Take action, sign the petition before July 7 and #FreeZunar