April 6, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Student Convicted For Posession of ‘Illegal’ Books (Malaysia: UA 79.17)


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Research student Siti Noor Aishah has been sentenced by the Kuala Lumpur High Court to five years in prison for possessing 12 books deemed ‘illegal’ by the Malaysian government.

 

1) TAKE ACTION 
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Urging the Malaysian authorities to quash Siti Noor Aishah’s conviction;
  • Urging the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Siti Noor Aishah;
  • Urging them to repeal or amend Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code, ensuring that any offense relating to terrorism is clearly defined and this definition complies with international standards as set out by the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism in December 2010; 
  • Urging them to repeal or amend the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act and all laws that allow for prolonged detention without charge.

 

Contact these two officials by 9 June, 2017:
Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Main Block, Perdana Putra Building,
Federal Government Administrative Centre, 
62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Fax: +603 8888 3444
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister
 
Ambassador
H.E. Ambassador Datuk Dr. Awang Adek Hussin
Embassy of Malaysia
3516 International Court, NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 572 9882  I  Phone: 202 572 9700
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 79.17.
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