Re: Send Hari Raya Greeting Card to Muslim Detainees and Birthday Card to Tian Chua Under ISA
Since the arrest of our friends, Tian Chua, Hishamuddin Rais, Mohd Ezam Mohd Noor, Saari Sungib and Lokman Adam under the notorius Internal Security Act (ISA) in April this year, 8 months have passed by.
Although our friends are still behind bars, however, they are still in good and high spirit. With the coming of Hari Raya (a major religious festival for Muslim after going through a month longfast) on 16 or 17 December 2001, and the approaching of birthday for Tian Chua on 21 December 2001, we urge you to send Hari Raya greeting card and birthday card to these political detainees who have committed no crime but critical to the unjust, corruption, cronyism and violation of human rights practices of the Malaysian government.
They were merely exercising their basic human rights and upholding human dignity. Under the ISA, these detainees are brutally deprieved of the right to open and fair trial, the right to be presumed innocent before trial and the right to legal representation to defend themselves.
We encourage you to circulate this letter to your circle of friends and relatives. Please send the Hari Raya greeting card to Hishamuddin Rais, Mohd Ezam Mohd Noor, Saari Sungib, Lokman Adam and the birthday card to Tian Chua to express your solidarity support to their struggle, at the following address:
Kamunting Detention Camp,
Your card will be a big encouragement to the detainees. For more information on the ISA detention, please visit www.suaram.org/isa. We thank you for your solidarity support and cooperation.