A defense lawyer says a Malaysian high court has ordered that the editor of an anti-government news Web site be released from detention, the Associated Press reported.
Malik Imtiaz Sarwar says the judge ruled that the government acted outside its jurisdiction when it issued an order to have Raja Petra Kamaruddin detained for two years under the Internal Security Act.
The ISA allows the government to detain anyone for an initial two-year period without charges, and to extend the detention indefinitely.
Malik said Friday that Raja Petra was released from detention in a "historic ruling."
He was arrested on Sept. 12 for publishing articles that the government says created racial tension in the