PSM6: Detention without trial is a violation of human rights


The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) wishes to reiterate its call for the immediate and unconditional release of the six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) members who have been detained under Section 3(1) of the Emergency (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) Ordinance 1969.

Detention without trial is a violation of human rights principles which are clearly stated in Articles 9, 10 and 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The

Commission has consistently called for the repeal of all preventive detention laws and therefore urges that all detained under these laws should be released and accorded their rights to an open trial with legal representations. Pending the release of the detainees, their continued safety, welfare and mental and physical health is the responsibility of the authorities.

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