[JURIST] On Thursday Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] expressed concern [statement] over the state of human rights defenders in Malaysia. AI argued that the arrest of 19 peaceful protestors shows that the current state of human rights in Malaysia is lacking. AI and SUARAM (Suara Rakyat Malaysia) [advocacy website], a leading Malaysian NGO, recently criticized [JURIST report] the Malaysian government for curtailing freedoms of expression and assembly in their periodic report [text, PDF] released by AI detailing Malaysia's current civil...

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