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Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) is appalled that Ali Abd Jalil, who has been charged under the Sedition Act 1948 and currently arrested by IPD Johor Bharu Selatan for separate investigation under sedition, told his lawyer and family members that he was physically beaten and verbally abused and threatened while being detained in Sungai Buloh prison.
Amnesty International Malaysia is deeply concerned by the on-going crackdown on freedom of expression in Malaysia.
Amnesty International deplores the caning of five men on 5 September 2014 in Pidie district, in Indonesia’s Aceh province.
Pakistan should immediately scrap apparent plans to carry out the first civilian execution in almost six years and instead impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a first step towards abolition, Amnesty International said.
The threat by some Pacific island states to resume executions would tarnish the reputation of a region that has a near perfect record on the death penalty, Amnesty International said on the end of the International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa.
Malaysia must end its alarming use of the Sedition Act to criminalize activists, opposition politicians, journalists, students and academics, Amnesty International urged today. The use of the law – increasingly against individuals simply expressing political, religious and other views – is creating a chilling effect on freedom of expression in the country.
Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600 per cent rise in the number of reported cases in the past decade, according to a new report published by Amnesty International.
Our report finds that complaints of torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico by police and the military have increased by a staggering sixfold over the last decade—and since the war on drugs—to 1,500 last year.
There is an urgent need for the government of Bangladesh to ensure that human rights concerns, namely enforced disappearances, torture and restrictions on the right to freedom of expression are addressed without delay.
The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years’ of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country, Amnesty International said.

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Ukrainian militia and separatist forces are responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International said today. The organisation accused Russia of fuelling separatist crimes as it revealed satellite images indicating a build-up of Russian armour and artillery in eastern Ukraine.
A landmark order by India’s Supreme Court directing the release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent more than half of the maximum punishment for the crime they are charged with in pre-trial detention should lead to long-term changes to the criminal justice system, Amnesty International India said today.
Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600 per cent rise in the number of reported cases in the past decade, according to a new report published by Amnesty International.
Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions, against ethnic and religious minorities.
Amnesty International has investigated at least 20 disappearances at the hands of state security...

Press Clippings

Amnesty International Malaysia (AIM) today urged Putrajaya to ratify the Convention Against Torture which was adopted by the United Nations more than 30 years ago.
Amnesty International mendesak Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono agar segera membebaskan pemimpin komunitas Syiah di Sampang, Madura, Tajul Muluk, tanpa syarat.
Amnesty International mendesak Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) untuk membebaskan segera dan tanpa syarat pemimpin komunitas Syiah, Tajul Muluk yang telah 2 tahun dipenjara atas tuduhan penodaan agama.
Amnesty International has called on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to immediately release a Shia cleric serving a four-year prison term for blasphemy.
Amnesty International dalam siaran persnya, Selasa (17/6), menyebut kegagalan Presiden Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono (SBY) untuk menuntas janjinya kepada komunitas Syiah Sampang untuk guna menjamin pemulangan mereka.

Director's Message

Shamini Darshni
Greetings, Members of Amnesty International Malaysia! After several extremely busy months, I am so glad to be writing you to share news of the thrilling launch of our Stop Torture campaign.

Urgent Actions

Ali Abd Jalil urgent action
Student activist Ali Abdul Jalil was beaten up by prison officers in Malaysia and is facing charges under the country’s draconian Sedition Act.
Freedom of Expression in Malaysia
Opposition politicians, human rights activists, lawyers, students, academics and journalists are at risk of arbitrary arrest and imprisonment in Malaysia after an alarming rise in the use of the draconian Sedition Act in recent weeks.
Raif Badawi to receive 1,000 lashes and serve 10 yrs in prison
Raif Badawi will serve 10 years in prison and receive 1,000 lashes, as the Court of Appeal has upheld his sentence.
 Hajras al-Qurey will be the 23rd execution in the last three weeks
Hajras al-Qurey was not executed on 25 August, as had been expected, but is still at imminent risk of execution.
2 West Papuan boys, Robert Yelemaken & Oni Wea arrested for painting graffiti calling for an independence referendum in West Papua
A second student tortured or otherwise ill-treated by police has been released.