Login | Register

Twitter
Linkedin
Youtube
Monday 16th of September 2019

Press Room

Stop detaining children under Poca, Sosma, Putrajaya urged

Wednesday 30th of January 2019 | Asia, Malaysia
freemalaysiatoday
News

Human rights groups today urged the government to release all children or juvenile detainees held under the two security laws of the country, saying it is a clear breach of their fundamental rights.

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram), in a joint press conference today, said no child should be subjected to any detention without trial.

A total of 142 children are known to have been held in custody under the Prevention of Crimes Act (Poca) and 17 under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma). However, the exact number of children still under detention is unknown as some have been released.

Keywords

Download news item

application/pdf iconPDFHelp

OPTIONS

M T W T F S S
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Logo OIJJ
  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

    All rights reserved

  • Head Office: Rue Mercelis, nº 50. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience

You can change the settings or get more information here.