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Lawyer Haris Ibrahim gets eight months' jail for sedition

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The High Court in Kuala Lumpur sentenced activist Haris Ibrahim to eight months in jail today after finding him guilty of sedition.

The lawyer was charged under Section 4 of the Sedition Act 1948 in 2013 for allegedly making seditious speeches at a post-GE13 gathering at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.

Haris was charged along with PKR vice-president Tian Chua, former PAS member Tamrin Abdul Ghafar and activists Hishamuddin Rais, Adam Adli and Safwan Anang.

Judge Shamsudin Abdullah allowed the application for stay of the sentence pending an appeal to the High Court, and set bail at RM10,000.

Haris is represented by Gobind Singh Deo and Ambiga Sreenevasan.

Gobind told Malaysiakini that they would file the appeal by today.

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