16 anti-ISA protesters guilty of illegal assembly Hafiz Yatim 11:31AM Feb 22, 2012 Sixteen people who were arrested three years ago for protesting against the Internal Security Act were found guilty of illegal assembly by a sessions court in Kuala Lumpur today. Eleven of the 16 whp were present in court today were sentenced to a day's jail and fined RM2,000 each, or a week's jail in default, by sessions judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad. The sentencing of two others who could not be present in court today and three others who were absent and had arrest warrants issued against them, will be delivered on March 21. Judge Ainul ruled that the charge against the 16 had been proven beyond reasonable doubt and the accused failed to create doubts on the prosecution case. The 16 people were on Aug 3, 2009, charged with illegal assembly under the Penal Code. Alternatively, they were charged with illegal assembly under the Police Act 1967. NONEThey were arrested between 9am and 1.30pm on Aug 1, 2009, in the vicinity of Masjid Negara and Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur. Three of the accused were not present in court and judge Ainul issued warrants of arrest against them. The 16 are Nordin Mohamad, Hayati Abdul Samad, Salmah Ismail, Norlaila Othman, Nashita Mohd Noor, Rashini, Hasbullah Pit, Wan Muhamad Jazlan Razali, Mohd Petri Mohd Yassin, Syaza Muaz Shaharudin, Mohd Sukri Mohd Sirat, Mohamd Sukeri Muhammad, Mohd Sallehuddin Yusop, Zulsifli Kama Kutty, Mohd Fazlzy Mohd Ismail and Norazam Sakib. The two “absent with reason” are Hayati and Syaza, who had informed the court of their inability to attend. Hayati's mother died early this morning, while Syaza is attending to her mother who is seriously ill. The offence of illegal assembly is punishable with a jail term of six months and a fine. DPP Yusaini Ameer Abdul Karim prosecuted. Among the MPs present during the hearing were PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar (Lembah Pantai) and Tian Chua (Batu). Selangor PKR government information chief Badrul Amin, PSM secretary-general S Arutchelvam and the late Teoh Beng Hock's sister, Lee Lan.
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