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Lawyers, activists arrested: Innocent victims of a brutal state

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Aliran deplores the thoughtless and
mindless reaction of the state against any democratic expression of
our constitutional rights to exert our freedom. We are appalled that
even a small gathering of marchers to a nearby destination in an
orderly manner without obstructing the traffic or causing any chaos
to the public cannot be allowed or tolerated by this oppressive

If this little act of a democratic
principle cannot be exercised in a responsible manner, can we pretend
to be a democratic country any longer? This state abuse of our
fundamental rights shames the country and condemns the leaders as

Aliran calls upon the government to
immediately and unconditionally release all those brave Malaysians
who have been unjustifiably detained. In the eyes of the ordinary
Malaysians, they are innocent victims of a brutal state that does not
respect the principles of democracy.

P Ramakrishnan


9 December 2007

The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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