March 16, 2016

Malaysia: Protect Detainees from Torture (UA 59/16)

At least 13 detainees, arrested under the Security Offences Act, have reported torture or other ill-treatment by the authorities and sexual harassment of their family members.
1) Please write immediately in English, Malay or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to ensure that all those detained are not tortured or subject to other ill-treatment;
  • Calling on them to ensure that all detainees are provided with appropriate medical care, access to lawyers of their choice, access to family members and that their families are not threatened or harassed;
  • Urging them to independently investigate the allegations of torture and other ill-treatment of the 13 detainees, make the findings public, and ensure that all those responsible, are brought to justice in fair trials, and that victims are provided with reparations.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 59/16” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.