September 25, 2015

Malaysia: Release Khairuddin Abu Hassan (UA 205/15)




Politician Khairuddin Abu Hassan was arrested on 23 September under a national security legislation for reporting corruption. He is now serving 28 days’ detention without trial and there are concerns for his safety.
1) Please write immediately in English, Malay or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to release Khairuddin Abu Hassan immediately and unconditionally, and ensure that all charges against him are dropped, as he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully exercising his human right to receive and impart information;
  • Urging them to ensure that, pending release, Khairuddin Abu Hassan is not tortured or otherwise ill-treated, that he has regular access to his family and lawyers of his choosing, and that he is kept in conditions that meet international standards;
  • Calling on them to end arbitrary arrest, detention, harassment and restrictions on freedom of movement against peaceful critics of the government;
  • Urging them to review or repeal the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, and all laws that allow for “preventive” or other administrative detention and undermine fair trial rights.
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 205/15” 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.