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Malaysia: The cane to claim more victims

, Index number: ASA 28/008/1993

AI is concerned about moves by the Government of Malaysia to extend caning as a penalty to those convicted of "white collar" crimes. AI considers caning to be cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, probihited by several internal human rights standards. AI is also concerned about the role of medical professionals in administering this punishment. This report includes an account of a caning suffered by a prisoner.

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