Here’s the story so far..
He was 1 of 4 to witness Gunasegaran being beaten up… and subsequently found dead. (Follow this lnk to the story)
He volunteered to testify as a witness in the inquest for Gunasegeran’s death in custody / police brutality case.
Post inquest, he was dragged out of his home, beaten up in front of his family and taken away. No news of him since.
The rakyat and human rights activists, led by Suaram and Latheefa Koya organised the 301010 gathering to hand over a memo to our new IGP at Bukit Aman and demand for news of Selvach.
Yesterday, Selvach’s wife got a visit from 4 police officers to supposedly take her statement. She refused them entry to her home (do you blame her?)
This morning, backed by around 100 people from Suaram, Pakatan Rakyat leaders, MIC youth (good to see them, for whatever reasons motivated them to be there), activists and the rakyat from all walks of life, she managed to get some answers.
Selvach is apprently held under Emergency Ordinance for drug-related reasons. His investigating officer’s name and number was given to the lawyers present (no answer when they tried to call him).
It is interesting to note the following (besides the EO being, like the ISA, against International standards for human rights):
- Selvach has NEVER been tested positive for drugs
- Selvach has never been convicted for drugs related offences
- The police only notify ANYBODY in the public of the reason for his detention this morning at 11.30am (after much pressure)
- The police only visited his home for “statement” yesterday evening (hmmmm…. anybody else smell some shit?)
Here are some pictures from the morning…
STOP POLICE BRUTALITY !!
BEBASKAN SELVACH !!!!
During our solidarity protest, contractors were putting up this banner… how bloody ironic!!!
Take a closer look… hahahahha
Nice, Fahmi. Oi! kakak polis mintak nombor, sorry permit, lah =]
Selvach’s wife (left) with Suaram’s Nalini.
More pictures below