Update: A group of Asian NGOs have challeged the Malaysian Human Rights NGOs to visit the two ISA (Internal Security Act) detainees); while SUHAKAM says that it is planning to do just that, perhaps on Friday. The cases of the ISA detainees have also been raised at the 9th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is currently sitting in Geneva.
The following is an abstract of what Teresa’s mum said outside the police station after visiting her for 90 minutes. And inside, some words from Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s wife, Marina Lee Abdullah and daughter Sara.
“I hope she can regain her freedom and come out as soon as possible and continue to live an ordinary life instead of being detained in a cage like a dog. They locked her up once she walked into that room which is only 6′ x 8′. She is not allowed to read newspaper or any other reading material. She lost all her freedom!
“I feel so sad. Yes they gave her three meals a day, but the food is bad! She had diarrhea this morning and her blood pressure plunged!
“My husband has been harassed almost hourly. He has been deprived of proper sleep and does not look good,” she said after the hour-long visit.
Marina says he had been ‘mentally abused’. He has lost a lot of weight, she said, after being in custody for five days. She claimed that his blood-sugar level has dropped.