23 Sep '11, 11am

Government responds to statement by former ISA detainees

The Home Affairs Ministry said on Friday that a group of 16 former detainees were under the Internal Security Act (ISA) had been detained for their involvement in 'subversive activities which posed a threat to national security'. They were not detained for their political beliefs, the ministry said in a statement this evening. -- PHOTO: INTERNET The Government has rebutted a joint statement by 16 former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees earlier this week in which the group took issue with the length of detentions under the ISA, and the process of work by the ISA Advisory Board. The Home Affairs Ministry, in a statement on Friday evening, explained the backdrop to the arrest of the 16 individuals between the 1960s and the 1980s, saying they were detained under the ISA for their involvement in 'subversive activities which posed a threat to national security'. They were n...

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