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Malaysia: Further information on fear of ill-treatment / prisoners of conscience

, N° d'index: ASA 28/034/1998

Shaari Sungip and Zulkifli Nordin have been released from detention Abdul Malek Hussein, continues to be held in detention. Family members have reportedly been granted access to him.

PUBLIC AI Index: ASA 28/34/98
27 October 1998
Further information on UA 271/98 (ASA 28/32/98, 16 October 1998) - Prisoners
of conscience/Fear of ill-treatment
MALAYSIAShaari Sungip, President, Jamaah Islah Malaysia (JIM - an Islamic
non-governmental organization), arrested on 13 October 1998
Zulkifli Nordin, lawyer
Abdul Malek Hussein, member of United Malays National
Organization (UMNO), and former president of opposition parti
Islam Se Malaysia youth
Shaari Sungip and Zulkifli Nordin have been released from custody under the
Internal Security Act. Shaari Sungip was released on the afternoon of 26 October
1998, after spending two weeks in detention. Zulkifli Nordin, a member of the
Bar Council of Malaysia, was released on 27 October, after just under a month
in detention. Please stop appeals on their behalf.
Please continue appeals for Abdul Malek Hussein, who remains in detention.
Family members have reportedly been granted access to him.
For further information please refer to AI document Malaysia: The arrest of Anwar
Ibrahim and his political associates - an external briefing (AI Index ASA
28/27/98, 3 October 1998).
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express/ airmail letters
in English or in your own language:
- requesting that Abdul Malek Hussein be granted immediate access to independent
lawyers and medical personnel;
- urging that he is not ill-treated while in detention;
- calling for his immediate and unconditional release as a prisoner of conscience
detained solely for his non-violent political activities.
APPEALS TO:
Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs
Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad
Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs
Jalan Dato' Onn
50502 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telegrams: Prime Minister, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Faxes: + 60 3 238 3784
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister
COPIES TO:
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
Dato’ Tajol Rosli Ghazali
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
Jalan Dato’ Onn
50502 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Faxes: + 60 3 230 1051
and to diplomatic representatives of Malaysia accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat, or
your section office, if sending appeals after 8 December 1998.
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