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Halt all probes under Sedition Act and CMA, says Amnesty

The NGO expresses concern over police questioning lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri for sedition. 

Time for a new era of human rights and policy reforms

LETTER | Some of Harapan's election pledges run parallel to Amnesty's Human Rights Agenda.
  Amnesty International Malaysia

Repealing AFN law must be priority, before and after GE14

COMMENT | 'Amnesty International calls on all parties and candidates to commit to stop this law in its tracks.'
  Gwen Lee

'Fake news' - repeal, not strengthen existing laws, says Amnesty

CMA already violates freedom of expression, it says, what more mooted anti-fake news law.

The DDA reforms bring little change for human rights

LETTER | Amendments only applies to new sentences, stifles judicial independence and is open to wide interpretation.
  Gwen Lee, Amnesty International Malaysia

Amnesty: Drugs law amendment gives prosecutor undue power

UPDATED 4.42PM | NGO expresses concern over public prosecutor’s role in determining eligibility for the life sentence.

Death penalty reform an opportunity for better human rights

LETTER | The use of the death penalty is a violation and the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
  Amnesty International

Tian Chua must be released immediately

'Critics of the government and human rights defenders are being stifled with multiple criminal charges.'
  Amnesty International

Amnesty International lauds M’sia’s ongoing assistance to Rohingya

‘It would be fantastic if M’sia could be a signatory to the UNHCR Convention,’ says refugee coordinator.
  Alyaa Alhadjri

Amnesty condemns Putrajaya's trend of deporting human rights activists

UPDATED 10.21PM | The deportation of a Bangladeshi human rights activists is the fourth in recent months.

Amnesty International tells cops to stop harassing activists

This comes after the police summoned at least nine activists over the past week and questioned them about their activities.

Amnesty: M'sia ranked 10th in the world for executions in 2016

The Amnesty report cites Dewan Rakyat parliamentary replies as stating that at least 1,042 people were on death row as of 2016.

Batumalai brothers hanged at dawn today

Why were they given wrong dates for execution, and despite their appeals for clemency, asks Amnesty International.

S'gor Sultan spares man from gallows

Man gets second chance at life following campaign by his family and Amnesty International.
  Harith Najmuddin

M'sia yet to improve on human rights issues, says Amnesty

Repressive acts repeatedly used to silence gov't critics, its Malaysian wing notes in 2016 annual report.
  Geraldine Tong

Trump-style rhetoric is making world more dangerous, Amnesty says

Divisive and 'poisonous' language used puts vulnerable populations at risk, its annual report says.
  Pol O Gradaigh, dpa

Amnesty condemns execution of man convicted for Canny Ong's murder

'The death penalty is never an answer. Hanging a man for murder is not justice, it is revenge,' it says.

Fakhrulrazi's sedition conviction sparks chorus of condemnations

His jail sentence is regarded as violation of freedom of expression.

NSC Act set to trample on basic rights, says Amnesty

The rights watchdog slams the law, saying it gives authorities unchecked and abusive powers.

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