The Malaysian authorities should immediately drop charges against a rights activist accused of showing a film about Sri Lanka’s civil war without Censorship Board approval, Human Rights Watch has said.
The death sentence imposed on a young Sri Lankan migrant workers has generated renewed focus on the issue of Asian migrant workers getting a fair hearing in a foreign justice system, reports Inter Press Service.
Suaram has been informed that the Malaysian government is planning deport about 17 or more Sri Lankan asylum seekers and refugees on 7-8 January 2010. This group of Sri Lankans was transferred from Machap Umboo Immigration Detention Centre to KLIA Immigration Detention Centre yesterday.
Human rights group Suaram has made a shocking claim that four Sri Lankan embassy officials were at the Pekan Nanas Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), Johor, yesterday to force Sri Lankan refugees detained there to sign repatriation agreements.