Sex Bloggers “Alvivi” released on RM 60,000 Bail

vivian-alvinAlvin Tan and Vivian Lee today were allowed a bail of RM30,000 each following a judicial review by the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Last Thursday, the duo claimed trial at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur to three separate charges under the Sedition Act, the Film Censorship Act, and the Penal Code.

Following arguments by the prosecution, judge Murtazadi Amran declined bail for both defendants.

High Court judge Datuk Mohd Azman Husin granted bail of RM10,000 for each of the three charges they faced, and with specific terms to prevent them from posting further articles or comments which could trigger religious or racial hatred.

The additional specific terms for bail are as follows:

– That both the accused are prohibited from uploading any article which are pornographic pictures, offensive or provocative in nature which touches on religious or racial sensitivity.

– Both the accused cannot use network communication devices including smartphones to stoke issues and matters which are religiously or racially sensitive.

– The High Court also ruled that both of their passports must be surrendered.