Court case against screening of No Fire Zone in Malaysia

Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 19:12


Malaysia has prosecuted a human rights activist who organized to screen a documentary film on the last phase of humanitarian operation in Sri Lanka.


27-year-old A.H. Lena Rasathi, allegedly screened the documentary "No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka" which the Film Censorship Board in Malaysia had not approved for distribution or exhibition.
Lena Rasathi allegedly screened the documentary at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall at Jalan Maharajalela on the 3rd of July.


The offence is punishable with a maximum 30,000 Malaysian Ringgit fine, imprisonment up to 3 years, or both, under the Malaysia Film Censorship Act.