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Malaysia: End alarming rise of deaths in police custody

Headline Title:  Malaysia: Alarming rise of deaths in police custody 25 July 2013 The Malaysian authorities must take immediate steps to end the alarming rate of reported deaths in custody, some as a result of torture or other ill-treatment, Amnesty International and Malaysian rights group Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) said in an open letter today. Twelve people are known to have died in police custody since January 2013 compared to nine in the whole of 2012. “The rising number of reported deaths in custody is shocking, and sends a chilling message to all those at risk of arrests…

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