Calls for the Release of ISA Detainees Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Teresa Kok and Tan Hoon Cheng

Calls for the Release of ISA Detainees Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Teresa Kok and Tan Hoon Cheng

Sisters in Islam (SIS) calls upon the Malaysian government for the immediate release of Raja Petra Kamaruddin, MP Teresa Kok and Ms Tan Hoon Cheng who are currently detained under the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA).

As a member of the Abolish ISA Movement, SIS reiterates our strong opposition against the use of ISA under any circumstances.  This draconian law that allows a citizen to be detained without trial not only violates a person’s fundamental rights, but is also against the basic principle of democracy upheld in Malaysia.

As a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Malaysian government should in fact ensure for all its citizens to be able to exercise their basic right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, the right to legal counsel and for them to exercise their citizens’ basic right for a fair trial in an open court.
Sisters in Islam
12 September 2008
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