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Court to hear Raja Petra’s habeas corpus application on 26 Sept

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Sept 2008: The High Court here fixed 26 Sept to hear the habeas corpus application by blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin who is seeking his release from detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

The case will be heard before Justice Datuk Mohamed Apandi Ali.

His counsel, Ashok Kandiah, when contacted said he met Raja Petra at Bukit Aman and the blogger had affirmed his affidavit which would be filed at the High Court crminal registry today to facilitate his application.

Raja Petra filed a notice of motion through Messrs Mathews Hun Kandiah on 16 Sept citing the grounds that his detention was unlawful and contravened the Federal Constitution.

He was arrested at his home in Sg Buloh on 12 Sept, followed by Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng and Seputeh Member of Parliament Teresa Kok Suh Sim.

Tan was freed on 13 Sept after being detained for 18 hours while Kok was released today. – Bernama

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