After 485 days in prison, Uthaya has 'no regrets'
Some 60 Hindraf supporters, clad in the movement’s trademark orange colour, converged outside Kajang Prison in support of Uthayakumar, who was driven out in a prison van at 9.45am.
"My first words are I have no regrets. In every struggle of every public cause, a price has to be paid," Uthayakumar told journalists.
His release comes amid a string of prosecutions against politicians and activists under the Sedition Act in a recent crackdown on criticism.
The Hindraf leader was sentenced to 30 months’ jail by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on June 5, 2013, after accusing Putrajaya of genocide against ethnic Indians.
The Court of Appeal on Sept 17 upheld Uthayakumar’s sentence but commuted the punishment from 30 months to 24 months.
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