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Human right activists speak out against detention without trial in Malesia
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Friday, 11 April 2003
Malaysians should no longer be subject to detention without charge or trial, says the countrys official human rights commission. A long awaited report has slammed the Internal Security Act which allows people to be held for up to two years if they are thought a threat to national security. No proof of crime is needed, and detention can be renewed indefinitely. Critics say the act is used by the government to lock up opponents while supporters say it is needed to counter terrorism.
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