Lawyers for PSM six question cops’ conduct

  • Nation
  • Friday, 08 Jul 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers acting for the six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) members detained over the Bersih rally are dissatisfied over certain procedures taken by the police during meetings with their clients.

One of them, Edmund Bon, said the police had videotaped the meetings and that such a move was unprecedented.

“In law, the detainees and their lawyers can only be in the sight of the police officer.

“The police officer cannot even be within hearing distance of the meeting. How would our clients feel free to divulge details if someone is recording the meeting?” he said at a press conference here yesterday.

On July 2, the six, including Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, were arrested under the Emergency Ordinance for allegedly inciting the public to join the illegal Bersih 2.0 rally.

Bon also claimed that the detainees were blindfolded.

He was also unhappy that they were only given 15 minutes to speak to their clients who were handcuffed although they were not convicted of any crimes.

The habeas corpus application for the six will come up for case management in court on Monday.

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