Sarawak Report Editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown Sentenced to Two Years in Jail for Defamation

Description

On 7 February, Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown was sentenced to two years in absentia for defaming the Sultanah of Terengganu, Sultanah Nur Zahirah.
She was charged with criminal defamation under Section 500 of the Penal Code stemming from claims made in Rewcastle-Brown's book, “The Sarawak Report - The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose”, regarding the Sultanah's alleged involvement in the corruption scandal.

Information
Number of attacked persons or entities related to media
1
Do they work as freelance or media?
Yes
Position in media
Status of journalists
Gender
Female
Age
Country
Kuala Terengganu
Full name or name of group
Identified
The name of perpetrator (individual/group)
Sultanah of Terengganu
Gender
Attack mention about gender background/sexual wording?
No
Date of incident
Type of incident
Criminal lawsuit/charge: Defamation