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STUDENT ACTIVIST FLEE MALAYSIA, SEEK ASYLUM IN SWEDEN?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -  After facing the full wrath of the law for criticising the Johor monarchy, student activist Ali Abdul Jalil has fled the country to seek political asylum in Sweden.
Ali was detained in Malaysia on September 8, released on September 23 and promptly rearrested and charged at the Shah Alam Sessions Court under the Sedition Act 1948.
He was charged for allegedly mocking the Johor Sultanate and calling for the state’s monarchy to be abolished.  
Ali spent more than 20 days in police custody last month after being arrested and taken to three states where reports were lodged against him for allegedly posting seditious material on the social media.
According to a report on Rakyat Times, Amnesty International Sweden took him under their wing and are advising Ali on the legal process to obtain political asylum.
  • He will also be provided with legal representation.
  • Earlier while speaking to the Malay Mail Online, Ali’s sister Asiah refused to reveal his whereabouts except to confirm her brother had fled Malaysia to escape sedition charges and that he had informed the family of his safety upon touching down Tuesday.
  • "He is facing a lot of threats and pressures here. There were death threats. We have lodged a police report but we fear that no action will be taken on it," she added.
Asiah also said Ali was likely to be granted political asylum after having been interviewed by a human rights group there.
He already has a temporary visa and a work permit that allows him to start work immediately. Amnesty International Malaysia has made an urgent plea to the Malaysian government to drop all charges against Ali while GHAH (Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan) have also denounced the torture that allegedly took place while Ali was under detention.
The authorities however have remained unmoved from their earlier decision to charge him and have refused to comment on the alleged torture.

Source: FMT, More on Malay Mail Online...Latest
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