Police shot dead 88 in 2009, lawyers reveal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The police shot dead 88 people last year, the most in the past decade, prompting human rights activists to call for accountability from the force. The Lawyers for Liberty group revealed the breakdown of fatal shootings from 2000 to 2009, as well as the identity of the victims, which they…

Police shot dead 88 in 2009, lawyers reveal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The police shot dead 88 people last year, the most in the past decade, prompting human rights activists to call for accountability from the force.   The Lawyers for Liberty group revealed the breakdown of fatal shootings from 2000 to 2009, as well as the identity of the victims, which…

SUHAKAM should stop defending human rights violators

Press Release: Lawyers for Liberty is astonished and appalled by SUHAKAM commissioner Detta Samen claiming that ex-RMAF airman N.Tharmendran has been treated well in detention by the Air Force (Suhakam visits ex-airman, says he is well-treated, Bernama, 1.12.10). What did this SUHAKAM commissioner expect Tharmendran to say, considering that he is currently in the custody and at the…

170 orang mati ditembak polis dalam dua tahun

KUALA LUMPUR: Polis mengaku menembak mati 263 orang dalam tempoh 10 tahun dengan bilangan tertinggi dicatat pada dua tahun terahir ini – melebihi separuh dari keseluruhan kematian. Sembilan individu ditembak mati pada 2000, 2001 (lima), 2002 (27), 2003 (17), 2004 (13), 2005 (sembilan), 2007 (13), 2008 (82) dan 2009 (88). Statistik itu berdasarkan kenyataan seorang…

Shocking rise in fatal police shootings – 2001: 5 deaths; 2008: 82 deaths; and 2009: 88 deaths

Press Statement: Lawyers for Liberty is extremely shocked and concerned to learn of the latest statistics of fatal police shootings that was revealed in P.Uthayakumar’s sedition trial today. According to a police officer from Bukit Aman, in 2008 and 2009, there were 82 and 88 deaths respectively caused by police shootings. These latest statistics become…