Families want answers to police killings

Three youths were gunned down in their prime last year and now their families want the police to shed light on their deaths. KUALA LUMPUR: Last year, police shot dead three youths – and today their families want answers to their unsolved “murders”. The trio – Mohd Shamil Hafiz Shafie, 15, Mohd Khairul Nizam Tuah,…

High Court failed to uphold K Selvach’s Fundamental Liberty and Constitutional Right.

Press Statement: Lawyers for Liberty is gravely dismayed over the High Court’s decision today (20.12.2010) that allowed the preliminary objections raised by the Senior Federal Counsel, stating that the High Court has no jurisdiction to hear K Selvach’s Habeas Corpus Application challenging the legality of his detention Order under section 3(1) of the Dangerous Drugs…

Federal Court has failed K Selvach

Lawyers for Liberty is gravely dismayed over the Federal Court’s decision on Feb 28 to throw out K Selvach’s appeal against the dismissal of his habeas corpus application by the High Courton Dec 12, 2010. The Federal Court affirmed the decision made by the High Court dismissing Selvach’s appeal by ruling that the High Cour…

Hmm…Suhakam Comm. James Nayagam and child rights

Hmm…James Nayagam…just when civil society thought that you were not just another ridiculous Suhakam commissioner with no background and standing in human rights. Have you have read the CRC and international human rights law? Were you misquoted by Bernama? Article 13 1. The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall…

Penahanan 2 tahun Selvach jelas tidak professional, berniat jahat dan bersifat menghina Mahkamah

Kenyataan Akhbar: Lawyers for Liberty amat kesal dengan tindakan pihak polis dan Kementerian Dalam Negeri yang mengeluarkan perintah penahanan 2 tahun di bawah Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Langkah-Langkah Pencegahan Khas) 1985 terhadap K. Selvach Santhiran di mana pada 14 Disember 2010, beliau telah dihantar ke Pusat Permulihan Akhlak Batu Gajah seawal 9.00 pagi. Tambah menyedihkan lagi,…

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…

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…