Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hindraf 5 Hebeas Corpus Hearing set on 21 July

Hindraf 5 hearing in July

IPOH: The High Court here fixed July 21 to hear the habeas corpus
application filed by Karpal Singh for the release of five Hindu Rights
Action Force (Hindraf) leaders.
The application, filed on May 30, will be heard before judicial
commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim. The date was fixed in his chambers yesterday

The five detainees are lawyers R. Kengadharan, 41, M. Manoharan, 47, V.
Ganabatirau, 35, P. Uthayakumar, 47, and Hindraf co-ordinator K. Vasantha
Kumar, 35.

They are being detained under the Internal Security Act at the Kamunting
detention centre.

Karpal is challenging the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's decision to extend their
detention on the ground that it was "procedurally fatally flawed".