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Turkish author released after being quizzed by Jawi

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Turkish journalist and author Mustafa Akyol, who was detained last night at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), has been released after being questioned by the Federal Territories Islamic Religous Department (Jawi).

Jawi director Abdul Aziz Jusoh, in a statement today, confirmed that Mustafa was released this afternoon.

Abdul Aziz said Jawi's action was in response to a public complaint against Mustafa for his talk at a discussion session titled "Does Freedom of Conscience Open the Floodgate to Apostasy?" at the Royal Selangor Golf Club last Sunday.

"Mustafa was arrested at KLIA on Sept 25 based on an arrest warrant issued by the police and produced by Jawi to record his statement.

"He was freed at 12am after Jawi enforcers completed the investigation and were satisfied that the organiser did not inform him on the necessity to apply a permit from religious authorities for the purpose of teaching about Islam in the country," he said...

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