The Lady of Justice has a reason to smile today following the realease of three Hindraf trio and 10 other detainees under the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA). Home Minsiter Hishammuddin Hussein says so in a press conference at Putrajaya.
The 13 to be freed in a few days time are: Zulkepli Marzuki, Jeknal Adil, Azmi Pindatun, P Uthayakumar, M Manoharan, T Vasanthakumar, Zainun Rasyhid, Aboud Ghafar Ismail, Sufian Salih, Hasim Talib, Abdul Jamal Azahari Yusof Mohd Salam and Husin Alih.
They are six Malaysians, two Indonesians and five Filipinos.
For live report click Malaysiakini, here.
*Wikipedia defines ISA as: “a preventive detention law in force in Malaysia. The legislation was enacted by Malaysian politicians after the country gained independence from Britain in 1957. In essence, it allows for the arrest of any person without the need for trial in certain defined circumstances. Malaysia is one of the few countries in the world whose Constitution allows for preventive detention during peacetime without safeguards that elsewhere are understood to be basic requirements for protecting fundamental human rights.”
(Picture stolen from Malaysiakini)