SUARAM’s Press Statement – Release Odhikar Activists Immediately!

For Immediate Release
20 July 2017

Release Odhikar Activists Immediately!
Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) condemns the detention of Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar, a human rights NGO based in Bangladesh.

Adilur was detained by Malaysian Immigration at KL International Airport at about 4AM, 20 July 2017. As of 10AM reasons for his detention is not given by the immigration and SUARAM was informed that he has been moved to immigration lock-up.

SUARAM calls for his immediate release and demand that the Immigration Department of Malaysia to stop its persistent harassment against human rights defenders visiting Malaysia.

More information to follow. For additional information, contact
SUARAM at + 603 7954 5724 or Dobby at +6011 3988 3367.

In Solidarity
Sevan Doraisamy
Executive Director

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