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First arrests under Malaysia’s oppressive new security law

Headline Title:  First arrests under Malaysia’s oppressive new security law 07 February 2013 The Malaysian authorities must immediately release or formally charge two Malaysian men now detained under a repressive new security law, Amnesty International said. Early on Thursday afternoon, police arrested Yazid Sufaat and his co-worker Mohd Hilmi Hasim at a cafeteria in Kuala Lumpur, for allegedly promoting terrorist activities. It was the first known arrest under the new Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA), which was introduced last April. “Sufaat and Hasim are being…

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