Friday, April 4, 2008

UN sRelease HINDRAF 5

Hindraf five, urges law expert

PETALING JAYA: Review the case of the five Hindraf leaders being detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and release them unconditionally, says former United Nations special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Datuk Param Cumaraswamy.
In a letter to Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Param urged Syed Hamid to release the five in the interest of justice and harmony in the country.
Param said one of those detained, M. Manoharan, was also elected a state assemblyman in Kota Alam Shah, which should be seen as a clear message that the electorate did not view him as a threat to state security.
He added that there was clearly no justification for the five to be detained any longer.
Unite them with their families and allow Manoharan to serve his electorate effectively,” he said.

taken from the The Star.