LOCKUP DEATHS IN MALAYSIA MUST STOP!! Act now. Sign this UN Petition.
  • Petitioned Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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LOCKUP DEATHS IN MALAYSIA MUST STOP!! Act now. Sign this UN Petition.

    1. Jinn Winn Chong
    2. Petition by

      Jinn Winn Chong

      Baltimore, MD

Take 30 seconds to sign this petition and share it with your friends. We owe it to those who have died a cruel death to do our part to end lockup deaths in Malaysia.

On Saturday June 01, 2013, the people of Malaysian were confronted with yet another case of custodial death - the third in 11 days since May 21 (http://www.thesundaily.my/news/727985).

According to the Malaysian Bar Council, "156 persons died in police custody between 2000 and February 2011, and it has been reported that there were at least six such deaths in 2012, with this being the fifth one in 2013. This data [...] points to an average of at least one death in police custody per month since 2000." (http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/press_statements/press_release_unabated_deaths_in_custody_will_they_ever_end_.html)

In many of these cases, the bodies of the detainees were found with marks or evidence that suggest torture, lack of medical attention, or neglect. We believe that the recurrence of deaths-in-custody can only be prevented through investigations that uphold international human rights standards, such as the United Nations Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions, and the United Nations Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials. To that end, we urge OHCHR to establish a Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights to look into the grave and mounting toll of custodial deaths in Malaysia, and to recommend measures that will help combat a culture of impunity which encourages such crimes.

To:
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Establish a Special Rapporteur on Custodial Deaths in Malaysia

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Lingswaran Singh KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because people are dying.

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    • muhammad kamarulzaman KUANTAN, MALAYSIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Violation of basic human rights..

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    • yuvanesan balan KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
      • about 1 year ago

      I could end up dead in the lock up as well..

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    • M Rajamogan Muniandy SEREMBAN, MALAYSIA
      • about 1 year ago

      We are a nation which upheld rule of law. It obious our crime enforcement agencies & ruling politician lacking in appreciating human life. It is important to me to show these group of peple that we are not with them & we dont codone what they are doing. Matter of fack we want these people brought to justice & procecuted.

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    • Jack Payden-Travers LYNCHBURG, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because those of us who have been incarcerated if even for a few days quickly come to realize that those on the inside are just like those of us on the outside.

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