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Malaysia: Mass arrest of peaceful protesters shows shrinking space for human rights defenders

Headline Title:  Malaysia: Mass arrest shows shrinking space for human rights defenders 31 October 2013 Today’s arrest of 19 people involved in a peaceful protest against the demolition of a historical village in Malaysia shows once again how the country’s authorities are taking a hard line against human rights defenders, Amnesty International said. “If any more evidence was needed that the Malaysian authorities are restricting the space for human rights defenders to operate, today’s arrests show plain and simple where their priorities lie,” said Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International's…

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