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Rabu, 15 Julai 2015

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Anwar Ibrahim


Press Release: Govt must recognise Anwar’s status as a prisoner of conscience & place him under House Arrest

Posted: 15 Jul 2015 07:37 AM PDT

Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim has completed 155 days of imprisonment at the Sg Buloh prison.

His conviction and jailing has been criticised by governments, respected organisations and prominent individuals throughout the world.

Millions of ordinary Malaysians share the concerns of the international community on the jailing of Anwar.

The highly respected global organisation Amnesty International has officially declared Anwar a Prisoner of Conscience.

The government must now recognise Anwar’s status as a prisoner of conscience, and treat him as such.

Malaysia, as a member of the UN Security Council and a trading nation, cannot afford to ignore the opinion of the internationally community. Neither can it, as a democratic nation, ignore the concerns of ordinary Malaysians for Anwar.

In view of the preceding, we have on the instructions of Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on 14th July 2015 formally written to the Home Minister and D-G of Prisons asking that Anwar be treated as a Prisoner of Conscience. Accordingly, we have asked that Anwar be removed from Sg Buloh prison, and placed under house arrest as befitting a prisoner of conscience. His house arrest will be at his usual place of residence at Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur.

We have made this request in accordance with legal requirements, pursuant to section 43 of the Prisons Act 1995.

Issued by,

N Surendran
Latheefa Koya
R Sivarasa

Lawyers for Anwar Ibrahim
15 July 2015

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