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Friday, 1 May 2015

Proham calls on the Police to stop arresting people who were exercising their fundamental human rights during the May 1st rally

PROHAM is shocked that the Police have arrested Ambiga Sreenevasan, Anthony Loke, and S. Arutchelvan after the 1st of May rally..

The  May 1st  is celebrated worldwide with public rallies. Hence, participation in such rallies is a fundamental right and consistent with universal human rights principles as freedom to assemble and expression. The Police action to crack down on such rallies is uncalled for and is in violation of human rights standards.

Further, the Police can immediately after the arrest, record a statement and release those arrested without the necessity of overnight detention or further remand. Such detention is an abuse of process in respect of such offences as there is nothing further to investigate.

PROHAM calls on the Police to respect fundamental human rights and not restrict the exercise of such rights which is part of democratic freedoms. The Police must respect the rights of the people to exercise their democratic freedoms. The Police must stop arresting citizens who are exercising this fundamental human right.

PROHAM urges the Police to immediately release all detainees especially the 29 youths of the May 1st Rally.

Issued by Datuk Kuthubul Zaman (Proham Chairman) & Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham Secretary General)
May 2, 1015

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