Tag: death in custody
Lawyer says the inmate was economically productive and supporting his parents before his death.
The family claims 21-year-old drug suspect told them he was assaulted by wardens.
Kasthuri Patto and RSN Rayer say an independent committee must be set up to investigate Immigration department procedures.
However, the department was still waiting for a medical report from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital to confirm the cause of death.
The department says Orhions Ewansiha Thomas was arrested during a raid in Kepong and remanded for two weeks to facilitate the verification of his documents.
They says both the medical records and CCTV footage had been disposed of despite the death being under investigation.
Lawyers for Liberty says it is 'ridiculous' to conclude that the police report on P Karuna Nithi's death concerns a 'non-seizable offence' as a verdict was made and upheld in court.
P Karuna Nithi's brother claims authorities have yet to take action despite the verdict by the Coroner's Court.
The coroner had ruled that P Karuna Nithi died in 2013 due to beatings by the police as well as other detainees.
The inquiry will among others probe reasons for the seaman's absence from work and also for his detention.
Five-member bench rules the criteria for circumstantial evidence put forward by the prosecution has not been met.
Lawyer M Visvanathan says EAIC should leave that function to the coroner's court as the commission’s findings are of little help to families making civil claims.
Zaman Khan Rahim Khan says retired and serving officers want their views to be heard on the setting up of a commission to oversee complaints and misbehaviour related to the force.
Hindraf wants action taken against Attorney-General for not doing anything about the death of Sasikumar Selvam in Johor which was ruled to be homicide.
Amid the hype in the run-up to GE14, don't forget issues like custodial or suspicious deaths.
Detention cells disinfected and detainees isolated while ministry awaits report on cause of Thanabalan Subramaniam's death in police detention.
Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat says police suspect the lock-up has been contaminated by an infection.
Ali Younessi says if a competent and legal agency does not intervene public opinion will not believe they are spies, as claimed, even if they are convicted.
SOPs were ignored and the police did not follow a court's instruction to allow immediate medical attention for Balamurugan, says EAIC.
R Thangaraja could have been saved if the police had given him timely medical assistance while he was under their custody, rules coroner Mohd Zulbahrin Zainuddin.
Charles Santiago notes contradictions in statements by police and victim's mother.
Dissenting judge Zainun Ali says the family members are entitled to exemplary or aggravated damages when the state has deprived the victim of his life.
Lawyer Eric Paulsen calls on AG Mohamed Apandi Ali not to appeal the decision and instead charge those responsible for the death.
They hope IGP Mohamad Fuzi Harun will weed out corruption and allocate more resources to resolving cases of missing persons.