Malaysia detains daughter of jailed Anwar Ibrahim

2015-03-16 15:46
Nurul Izzah Anwar. (Sterling M Holmes, Twitter)

Nurul Izzah Anwar. (Sterling M Holmes, Twitter)

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Kuala Lumpur - The daughter of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was arrested on Monday over a protest demonstration at her father's conviction for sodomy, her lawyer said.

Nurul Izzah Anwar, a member of parliament, was summoned to make a statement regarding her role in organizing the 7 March rally through the business district of Kuala Lumpur to demand Anwar's release.

"I do not know whether she will be released today or would be held under remand until tomorrow," defence lawyer R Sivarasa said.

She was also being investigated over a speech in parliament allegedly criticising the Federal Court for upholding her father's conviction.

Police also detained at least six other opposition activists for their involvement in the rally.

Dozens of opposition supporters have gathered in front of the police station in Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur, where Nurul Izzah is being held.

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