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Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' posts on Suu Kyi

Yangon - A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for "abusive" Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country.

Thai politicians charged as dissent grows before coup anniversary

Bangkok - Three politicians from the party ousted by Thailand's generals were charged on Monday with sedition for holding a press conference, as dissent grows before the fourth anniversary of the junta's 2014 coup.

'Black day' for free speech as Malaysia amends sedition law

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's parliament Friday approved tougher penalties for sedition in a move criticised by the United Nations and described by the opposition as "a black day" for democracy and free expression.

Malaysia reverses vow to scrap controversial sedition law

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday abandoned plans to repeal a controversial sedition law increasingly used against his regime's political opponents, as the opposition warned of a lurch back to authoritarian rule.

Student activist found guilty of sedition in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian court on Friday sentenced a student activist to 10 months in jail for sedition, with the government increasingly using tough colonial-era legislation to stifle dissent despite promises to repeal the law.

Move America Forward Presents The Sedition Report

Sedition is a term of law which refers to covert conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority as tending toward insurrection against the established order.

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