Zunar at the court this morning. His lawyer Latheefa Koya is at left [Malaysiakini photo]
Cartoonist Zunar was arrested again today, half an hour after he had been charged and posted bail of RM2,500 each on nine sedition charges.
He faces a maximum of five years’ jail on each charge if found guilty.
Details of the new alleged offence were not available, but it is believed to be about a posting on Facebook. His lawyer, Latheefa Koya, said it was about an image of Najib Razak’s face superimposed on the body of PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli in a purple police lockup robe.
Rafizi was recently arrested and detained in Jinjang lockup over the Kita Lawan street protest rallies held in Kuala Lumpur city centre every Saturday.
Latheefa told Malaysian Insider that the image had been posted on a fan page, over which Zunar had no control. “Malaysia has 15 million Facebook users, if someone post something on my wall, how would I know?” he had said after posting bail, Malaysiakini reported.
Zunar was taken to Dang Wangi station for investigations. He was allowed half an hour for lunch before being taken away. He was not handcuffed, Malaysiakini said.
Zainol Samah of Dang Wangi police told Malaysiakini that he did not have details about Zunar’s arrest as yet.
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