Suhakam urged to ensure minor’s release from Poca detention

Human rights group Suaram today called on the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) to pressure the government into releasing a 16-year-old witness in the S Balamurugan death in custody case from detention under the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) 1959.

Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy, in a memorandum to Suhakam, also called for an inquiry to be conducted on the teenager’s detention under Poca since Sept 1, and alleged abuses while in police custody… [read more]

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