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

, Index number: ASA 28/024/2001

On 25 September the Minister of Home Affairs ordered the nine men who were arrested in early August, to be detained for two years without trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA). Norashid Sakid is reported to have been released but placed under a Restricted Residence Order.Amnesty International believes that some of the detainees may be prisoners of conscience, detained solely on account of their peaceful dissenting political activities as leading members of Malaysia's largest opposition party, the Parti Islam SeMalaysia.

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