international solidarity

Activists protest political repression in Malaysia

Activists protest political repression in Malaysia
Wed, Jul 06, 2011 -Taipei Times, Page 3 

Human rights advocates yesterday protested at the Malaysian representative office in Taiwan and submitted a letter demanding an end to what they called the mass repression of pro-reform activists in the Southeast Asian country.

Led by Amnesty International (AI) Taiwan and the Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR), the protesters urged the Malaysian government to release detained activists and respect freedom of speech and assembly for Malaysians.

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