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Malaysia: Further information on Fear of torture or ill-treatment / incommunicado detention / prisoners of conscience.

, Index number: ASA 28/013/2001

Tian Chua, Mohd Ezam Mohd Noor, Haji Saari Sungip and Hishamuddin Rais are to be detained for two years without charge or trial, and may have been subjected to prolonged, intense psychological pressure amounting to torture during interrogation by the police. Raja Petra Kamaruddin was released on 2 June, after N. Gobalakrishnan and Abdul Ghani Harun. The fate of the three remaining in police custody - human rights defender Badaruddin Ismail, Dr Badrul Amin Baharom and Lokman Nor Adam, still in police custody, is not yet known.

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