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