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Malaysia: Arbitrary detention/Fear of forcible return

, Index number: ASA 28/003/2007

On the morning of 5 August, security forces personnel, aided by approximately 100 civilian volunteers, raided the communities of Selayang and Gombak, near the capital, Kuala Lumpur. Approximately 250 migrants were detained during the raid. Among them were some 90 asylum-seekers and at least 22 recognized refugees, all from Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic group, including Habibur Rahman and a man known as "Harun", both of whom are leaders of the non-governmental organization, the Myanmar Ethnic Rohingyas Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (MERHROM).

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