Malaysia 'abuses terror suspects'

The Malaysian authorities have been engaging in widespread mistreatment of terror suspects, according to the organisation Human Rights Watch.

Abuses have included beatings, burning with cigarettes and sexual humiliation, the New York-based organisation says in a report issued on Tuesday.

Some suspects have been told they will be handed over to the US authorities at Guantanamo Bay, it adds.

The Malaysian government has denied mistreating prisoners.
BBC News report, Tuesday, 25 May, 2004, 03:47 GMT

The BBC has broke this news a few hours ago. This report is what the Malaysian Prime Minister was commenting on when he said that ISA detainees were not being abused.

posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - permalink
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