ISA detainee tortured, wife lodges report

I previously posted here that Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) would be accompanying the wife of an ISA detainee to lodge a report against the Home Ministry for torturing her husband when he was being detained under the ISA. The report was due to be lodged yesterday, and true to their word, they did.

Seorang surirumah mendakwa suaminya didera dan gagal dirawat dengan rapi sewaktu ditahan bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) sehingga mengalami kelumpuhan.

Dalam laporan polisnya hari ini, Sharmila Uthiakumar mendakwa Sanjeev Kumar Krishnan dibelasah dalam tempoh siasatan selama 55 hari sejak 28 Julai tahun lepas.

“Bahagian badan dan kepala beliau ditumbuk dan ditendang dengan kasut. Bahagian tulang beliau ditendang beberapa kali dengan menggunakan kaki.

“Kaki kiri dan tangan kiri beliau dipukul beberapa kali dengan menggunakan objek yang keras seperti kayu.

“Selain itu, beliau juga selalu dipukul dengan menggunakan botol yang berisi air,” kata Sharmila dalam aduannya di ibu pejabat polis daerah Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur pagi ini.

Dalam laporan polis itu lagi, Sharmila juga mendakwa suaminya didera dengan teruk, termasuk “dipaksa meminum air kencing sendiri, selain kemaluannya dipukul dan dijolok dengan objek keras“.

“Pada malam hari yang sama (11 April lalu), Sanjeev Kumar mengadu sakit dan kali ini beliau telah dimasukkan dalam wad (hospital Taiping) kerana keadaan yang serius,” katanya lagi dalam aduan polis itu.

Seminggu kemudian, dakwanya, suaminya dibawa keluar dari hospital tersebut.

“Namun, beliau kini menggunakan kerusi roda untuk kehidupan hariannya kerana kaki dan tangan sebelah kiri tidak lagi berfungsi dan beliau menjadi lumpuh,” katanya.

Syed Ibrahim (pengerusi GMI) pula, dalam kenyataannya, berkata Sanjeev Kumar ditahan di kem tersebut atas tuduhan “ejen perisik asing.”

Full article here.

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If all that is being claimed is true, then ISA is allowing the police to resort to nothing less than pure torture.

Aside from being denied the right to fair trial, these detainees are susceptible to being tortured and beaten, day in day out. This isn’t even a matter of human rights anymore. Where is your compassion? Where is your sanity? To do such inhumane things to another human being, where is your sense of humanity?

Or am I being led to believe that they have none?

Will the Home Minister even reply to this? Will they even have any reaction? What will they say? That this is a haux? Will they admit that such a man had truly WALKED into the detention camp, and now has to be WHEELED out?

If they would admit that such a thing happened, assuming that they still have that slight bit of conscience, then what would be their reason? Would we be fed with another one of those lame excuses, where they say it was accidental? Or that they had to do what they did to “break his will”? Will the police involved be held responsible? Will any heads roll?

Somehow I feel that this is going to be another report that will be shrugged off. I hope I will be proven wrong.



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