Urgent action needed:
Please write protest letters to the government and the police to express your strongest condemnation of the arrests of Ahmad Abdul Jalil which denies his right to speech and the right to be represented by lawyer.
Tan Sri Ismail Omar,
Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia,
50560 Bukit Aman,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2262 6015
Fax: +603 2272 5613
We are appalled by the Malaysian government and the police's latest actions and view this as yet another attempt to intimidate Malaysian citizens from practicing freedom of expression and freedom of speech. Denying his right for a counsel is also an outrageous act against the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. We demand the government to release Ahmad Abdul Jalil immediately.
We strongly urge you, once again, to stop bringing shame to Malaysia, a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council. We would like to remind that freedom of speech is guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.
Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Fax: +41 22 917 9006