Another death in prison, family cries foul

PETALING JAYA: A 27-year-old man, serving time at the Kajang prison, died yesterday, and his family is alleging that his life could have been saved if prison authorities had been sensitive to his plight. Relating the case at the Kajang Hospital mortuary, G Sivamalar of Lawyers for Liberty said inmate Kumarajah died due to negligence…

LFL is still hiring! Looking for Legal/Campaign Coordinator

Job Description for Legal/Campaign Coordinator Lawyers for Liberty is seeking a qualified and motivated applicant for the position of Legal/ Campaign Coordinator to support its work through human rights and public interest litigation, research, campaign and advocacy work. Vacancy Announcement Position Title: Legal/Campaign Coordinator Employment Type: Full time, 1 year contract (subject to initial 3 months’…

Parents sue police, Govt over son’s death

KUALA LUMPUR: The parents of a student, who was allegedly shot dead by the police three years ago, is suing the police and Government for damages over his death. Arin Abdullah, 59, and Sapiah Md Ellah, 54, are seeking general damages, special damages of RM1,850 and other damages deemed fit by the count over the…

Norizan, mangsa tembakan fail saman ke atas kerajaan Malaysia dan PDRM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Norizan Salleh, 32 menfailkan tuntutan saman dengan menamakan kerajaan Malaysia, ketua polis daerah Sentul, ketua polis negara dan seorang pegawai polis sebagai defendan selepas mangsa tembakan polis tersebut gagal mendapat pembelaan hampir tiga tahun.   Norizan mendakwa dia telah menerima lima tembakan dan dalam tuntutannya menuduh pihak polis telah melanggar…

LFL: Abolish death penalty now

Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern Deputy Home Minister Abu Seman Yusop statement in Parliament today that the government has no plans to abolish the death penalty – all the more shocking since it coincided with the World Day Against the Death Penalty on 10 October. The death penalty has no place in any…

Today: Public Forum on Police Brutality & Killings (26 Sept, 8pm)

Who’s accountable? When will it all stop? Date: 26 September 2012 (Wednesday) Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm Venue: Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok 3-4 (Tingkat 4), Jalan Bangsar Utama 3 Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur Panel of Speakers   Phil Robertson Deputy Asia Director, Human Rights Watch N.Surendran Co-founder & Adviser, Lawyers for Liberty Nalini Elumalai Executive Director, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) Over the last decade, hundreds of people have died in…

Hari ini: Forum Awam Keganasan & Pembunuhan Polis (26 Sept, 8 malam)

Siapa bertanggungjawab? Bila ianya akan berakhir? Tarikh : 26 September 2012 (Rabu) Masa: 8:00 ptg– 10:00 ptg Tempat: Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok 3-4 (Tingkat 4), Jalan Bangsar Utama 3 Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur   Panelis Phil Robertson Timbalan Pengarah (Bahagian Asia), Human Rights Watch N.Surendran Pengasas Bersama & Penasihat, Lawyers for Liberty Nalini Elumalai Pengarah…

NST must apologise or else…

KUALA LUMPUR: New Straits Times has been asked to issue an unreserved apology to six civil society organisations named in a front page report alleging a “plot to destabilise the government”. The six NGOs were Bersih, Centre for Independent Journalism, Lawyers for Liberty, Merdeka Centre, Southeast Centre for E-Media and Suaram. The local English daily…

NST report: ‘Ridiculous and rubbish’

PETALING JAYA: Suaram denied today that it is a tool for foreign hands to destabilise the Malaysian government as alleged by New Straits Times (NST) daily today, adding that the US-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has no say in its direction or projects. NST claimed today that the Washington-based NED is seeking to destabilise…