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SOSMA Denies Right to Fair Trial

(Bangkok) – The Malaysian government should urgently repeal the draconian 2012 Security Offenses (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA), Human Rights Watch said today. The detention of 12 people, including two ruling coalition politicians, for more than…
Malaysia's national flag flies in front of the Federal Court on a hazy day in Putrajaya, Malaysia, October 6, 2015.
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Authorities Should Allow Immediate Access to Lawyers, Family

(Kuala Lumpur) – Malaysian authorities on May 2, 2017, detained without charge two Turkish nationals who are longtime Kuala Lumpur residents, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should provide the basis for holding the men –…
Khalid Abu Bakar, Malaysia’s inspector general of police.
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National Security Council Act Should be Repealed

(New York) – Malaysia’s new National Security Council (NSC) Act, which came into force on August 1, 2016, is a tool for repression that should be immediately repealed, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should instead revise its laws to…
Prime Minister Najib Razak gives his National Day address in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 30, 2015.
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Internal Security Act Should Be Repealed

(New York) - Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA), which gives the government unchecked powers to detain individuals for long periods without charge, is a recipe for abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. In a new report released today, Human Rights…
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(New York) - Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi should declare an end to his country’s practice of detaining suspects without trial as he conducts his first visit to the United States and Europe as head of the Malaysian government, Human Rights…
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(New York)—A group of detainees held under Malaysia’s draconian Internal Security Act launched a hunger strike yesterday to protest their detention for over two years without charge, Human Rights Watch said today. The Malaysian government should allow…
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(New York)—The Malaysian government should not renew the detention orders of seven men who have been held for more than two years without charge or trial for their alleged involvement in terrorist activities, Human Rights Watch said today. Malaysian…
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(Washington, D.C.) — The findings of Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission underscore the need to prosecute the perpetrators of gross human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. The commission's nine-volume report, made public this morning,…
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(New York) — Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission needs support from all political sectors in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Recently the commission has been the target of aggressive attacks by its political opponents in advance of the…
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(Washington, DC) - The Peruvian government has failed to reform the country's draconian and much-criticized anti-terrorism legislation, Human Rights Watch said in a backgrounder released just prior to U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to Peru. Human…
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(Washington, DC) - Under President Bush's November 13th Military Order on military commissions, any foreign national designated by the President as a suspected terrorist or as aiding terrorists could potentially be detained, tried, convicted and even…
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Carta al Presidente Paniagua

Dr. Valentín Paniagua Presidente de la República del Perú Presidencia de la República Palacio de Gobierno Plaza de Armas Lima 1, PERU De mi más alta consideración: Tengo el honor de dirigirme a S.E. para felicitarle por su elección como…
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Otherwise, Lima Summit Gives Fujimori "Undeserved Prestige"

U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno should use her presence in Lima next week to insist that Peru fully restore independence of the judiciary, Human Rights Watch said today. Reno's attendance at the justice ministers' meeting "will provide President…