17 released from Kamunting since November 2008

GERAKAN MANSUHKAN ISA

(ABOLISH ISA MOVEMENT)

PRESS STATEMENT

11th December 2008

17 Released from Kamunting Detention Camp from November till December!

Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) has been informed that 17 detainees who were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for alleged links to international militant Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), Darul Islam (DI) and falsifying documents were released on from November to 4th December this year.

They are:

No

Name

Allegation

Date Arrested

Date Released

Detention Period

1

Mavalavan a/l Muthuramalingam

Foreign Agent

2007

Released on 4th December 2008

1 year

2

Mohd Faizol Bin Shamsudin

Foreign Agent

2007

Released on 4th December 2008

1 year

3

Mat Tarmizi Bin Shamsudin

South Thai Separatist

2005

Released on 4th December 2008

3 year

4

Abdul Rahman Bin Ahmad

South Thai Separatist

2005

Released on 4th December 2008

3 year

5

Abdul Murad Bin Sudin

JI

16/10/2002

Released on 2nd December 2008

6 year

6

Yazid Bin Suffat

JI

9-Dec-01

Released on 24th November 08

7 year

7

Sulaiman Suramin

JI

2003

Released on 24th November 08

6 year

8

Faycal Mamdouh

Falsifying documents

May 2008

Released on 11th November 08

7 months

9

Muhammad Shuaib Hazrat Bilal (Pakistan)

Falsifying documents

May 2008

Released on 11th November 08

7 months

10

Shaykinar Bin Guat (Filipina)

DI

2006

Released on 11th November 08

2 year

11

Argadi Bin Andoyok (Filipina)

DI

2006

Released on 11th November 08

2 year

12

Kasem Dayama (Thailand)

DI

2006

Released on 11th November 08

2 year

13

Raja Petra Kamaruddin

Blogger/Religious and Racial tension

12 /9/ 2008

Released on 7th November 2008

2 months

14

Zakaria Samad (Indonesia)

JI

2004

Released on 5th November 2008

4 year

15

Ahmad Zakaria (Indonesia)

JI

2004

Released on 5th November 2008

4 year

16

Terhamid Dahlan (Indonesia)

JI

2004

Released on 5th November 2008

4 year

17

Ariffin (Indonesia)

JI

2005

Released on 5th November 2008

3 year

GMI welcomes the release of the seventeen as they have not been proven guilty by any open court in Malaysia. We believe that the release of the detainees is the result of the persistent and continuous campaigns to demand for the abolition of the ISA.Furthermore the release of three 6-year detainees Yazid Bin Suffat, Sulaiman Bin Suramin and Abdul Murad Bin Sudin from the ISA is a victory for the recently-launched campaign, “Free 6-year ISA detainees” (Kempen Bebaskan Tahanan 6-tahun ISA), which is one of the main factors that catalyzed the process of their release.

GMI obtained the news of their release from the families of the ISA detainees and lawyers who visited Kamunting Camp recently.

The release of the seventeen, although welcomed, should not be seen as a substantial improvement in the state of human rights with regard to the use of the ISA by the government. 46 detainees are still currently being detained under the ISA, of which four are 6-year detainees. None of the detainees have been charged with any offences. We urge the government to release all remaining ISA detainees and to abolish the ISA and all other laws which permit detention without trial once and for all.

GMI reiterates that punishing or detaining people without giving them any opportunity to defend themselves is barbaric. Uncivilized laws that permit detention without trial are goes against the principles of democracy and should be abolished.

All ISA detainees should be released or be charged in the courts. Even if there is only one ISA detainee left, the struggle will still continue.

Abolish ISA!

Release All ISA Detainees!

Close Down Kamunting Detention Camp!

Released By,

Nalini.E
Secretariat


2 Comments on “17 released from Kamunting since November 2008”

  1. bangmalaysia says:

    Now they MUST release the HINDRAF5 and all the rest.

  2. Gadfly says:

    Construct a stonewall, carve the names of all those who were and still are detained under ISA. This is to remember and to remind this and future generations of the dark side of our history, and the responsibility to be compassionate and just to all beings. The stonewall may be named ‘Never ever again’.


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