Amnesty International: Malaysian police brutality against peaceful protesters

The UK government must press Malaysia’s Prime Minister on freedom of assembly in his visit this week, Amnesty International said today, after peaceful protesters in Kuala Lumpur were met with police violence and 1,667 arrests at the weekend.

Police arrested peaceful demonstrators, fired teargas canisters directly at protesters, and teargassed a hospital compound on 9 July, in attempts to stop the electoral reform rally known as Bersih 2.0 from gathering in a stadium.

Read More: http://amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/malaysia-police-use-brutal-tactics-against-peaceful-protesters-2011-07-11

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