Malaysia Hindu Activists Released

November 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Three Hindu activists, arrested before a rally in Malaysia's capital city and charged with sedition, have been freed.

The charges were dropped as prosecutors could not provide a translation of their allegedly seditious comments.

The men said their release was a "small step" towards justice for the Indian community in Malaysia.

They were detained before a march in Kuala Lumpur on the weekend, where thousands of ethnic Indians sought to draw attention to a host of grievances.