LFL: Further lies and deceit by the Home Minister and PDRM over Hamza’s deportation

Press Statement Lawyers for Liberty is simply astonished and outraged at Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein and PDRM’s continuing attempt to spin further lies and deceit over the illegal and unconstitutional detention and deportation of Hamza Kashgari by now alleging or insinuating that he is a “criminal” or “terrorist” wanted by his home country. The truth…

Press Release : Seksualiti Merdeka

Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) refers to the statement made by Perkasa representative Irwan Fahmi Ideris against the recently banned “Seksualiti Merdeka” annual festival and Bersih chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan’s scheduled involvement in officiating it. We are outraged at this display of prejudice and intolerance. Perkasa’s attack is against the freedom of speech and expression which is accorded to every…

LFL : Court of Appeal Landmark Ruling on UUCA Breaks Free Another Chain of Repression of Freedom Movement

The Court of Appeal today ruled that section 15(5)(a) of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA) is in breach of Article 10 of the Federal Constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and expression. Section 15(5)(a) of UUCA prohibits students from expressing their support, sympathy or opposition to any political party and in breach…

Press Release : LFL Welcomes High Court’s Dismissal of Government’s Application to Strike Out BERSIH 2007 Police Brutality Suit

  The Kuala Lumpur High Court, today dismissed the Police and Government’s application to strike out Bersih 2007 police brutality suit brought by Aleyasak Bin Hamid @ Hassan. On 12 August 2010 Aleyasak sued the Police and the Government for unlawful arrest, unlawful detention and assault by the FRU personnel during the Bersih 2007 peaceful…