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.

Related Stories: Stop being provocative, Muhyiddin tells Bersih 91 barred from city tomorrow No' to Stadium Merdeka KL off-limits

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

DOE puts a stop to illegal battery recycling at former plastic factory
Workers' quarters, canteen destroyed in fire at Gua Musang
RM27,000 gone in a day: Administrator distraught over unauthorised withdrawal
Man arrested for smuggling subsidised diesel in Johor
Selangor AKM tour kicks off Aug 19
Najib discharges ZIST defence team in final SRC appeal
Najib's final SRC appeal: Prosecution to continue with oral submission
Man injured, four houses razed in fire
Covid-19 Watch: 4,071 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 62.5pc
Money for nothing at eateries

Others Also Read