Release PSM political detainees immediately
Stop the charade and release the remaining six PSM political detainees immediately.
The six PSM leaders are now being detained without trial under the draconian Emergency Ordinance - the Other ISA.
Till now, they have been denied access to legal representatives and family visits. We are worried for their safety and their well being.
We demand their immediate unconditional release.
The charade by the Najib administration:
- First the 30 were arrested on 25th June and remanded the following day under Section 122 of the Penal Code for the charge of waging war against the King.
Bail was set at RM8,000 each which means RM192,000 in total.
In the charge sheet, it is stated that the illegal organisation is Bersih though the PSM campaign ended on June 26 before Bersih was banned by the home minister while the subversive documents were leaflets on Bersih's eight demands.
Now these 24 are not charged for the PSM "Udahlah Bersaralah" leaflet nor were they charged for having possession of T-shirts of MCP leaders and other T-shirts.
Udahlah ...end the charade now.
PSM would also like to categorically state that PSM will not compromise on the release of the six for supporting the Bersih rally on the 9th.
The rally is the right of the rakyat in a democratic society to exercise their freedom of assembly and expression.
PSM calls upon the immediate and unconditional release of the EO Six.
Their continued detention is a violation at the highest level by a corrupt and cowardly government.
S.Arutchelvan is PSM Secretary General.
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