Siti Noor Asiah's conviction stays but gets lesser jail term - News Summed Up

Siti Noor Asiah's conviction stays but gets lesser jail term


PUTRAJAYA: Former public university Master’s student Siti Noor Aishah Atam will spend a shorter time in jail for allegedly possessing 12 books related to terrorism. Justice Kamardin, who delivered the court’s judgement, set aside the five years’ jail sentence and substituted it with a three-year jail term to run from the date of her arrest on March 23, last year. He said the five years’ jail term imposed by the High Court was manifestly excessive. The court, however, dismissed Siti Noor Aishah’s appeal on her conviction on the grounds that her appeal did not have merits. He said since her jail term had been reduced to three years, Siti Noor Aishah is expected to be released by early next year as she had already served a year’s jail and taking into account the one-third remission on her jail sentence.


Source: New Strait Times December 07, 2017 08:15 UTC


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