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Malaysia: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009

, N° d'index: ASA 28/003/2008

In this submission, Amnesty International provides information as stipulated in the General Guidelines for the Preparation of Information under the Universal Periodic Review. Amnesty International raises concerns, inter alia, about legislation that provides for arbitrary arrest and unlawful detention without trial. The organization also describes concerns over the failure of the state to protect human rights through the curtailment of peaceful public demonstrations and arrests of government critics; lack of legislation to advance human rights-based police practices; torture and other ill-treatment by police; and the death penalty.

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