Are our detainees in the Kamunting Kem Perlindungan or polis lockups or Bukit Aman 'safe houses' tortured? Ask this question and one would get one of four possible answers :: Yes, No, Don't know and Don't want to know lah. Just to be sure what we are talking about when we mention torture, this is the way the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment defines it :: "any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted" on a prisoner. Wonder why the spiritual aspect has not been included.
Recently a foreign news report said that Jemaah Islamiah (JI) suspects had submitted a complaint to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) that they were routinely stripped, slapped, kicked and subjected to sexual abuse during police interrogation.
In response, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Noh Omar said that all people detained under the ISA at the Kamunting Camp in Taiping, Perak, are being treated well and the claim that they are being tortured and abused is unfounded or unproven. What Datuk Nor Omar is not saying is that there is NO torture but the torture is not proven. The Home Minister (and also PM) refuted allegation that ISA detainees had been ill-treated like the Iraqi prisoners at Al-Gharib. Again in this instance the PM is not saying that there is NO torture but any torture is unlike those suffered by the Iraqis in Al-Gharib. Am i reading correctly what they are saying?
See here, here and here for the torture claims by detainees and others.
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