19 Nov '16, 7am

#Bersih5: #Malaysia detains rally organiser Maria Chin

#Bersih5: #Malaysia detains rally organiser Maria Chin

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah has been detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) and could be held for a further 28 days. Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen said the lawyers representing the Bersih members who were arrested were unable to gain access to their clients at Jinjang Lockup on Saturday morning. "Been waiting here since 10am. Police are being uncooperative," tweeted Paulsen at 12.30pm. He then tweeted that they had been "given the run around" by police before it was confirmed that Maria will be detained under Sosma at around 2pm. "Sosma detention is unbelievably shocking against someone like Maria. The legislation when debated in Parliament clearly excluded Bersih," said Paulsen. "As predicted by many, Sosma has now been used against Bersih when it should only be use...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/bersih-5-malaysi...

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