Malaysia rights panel disturbed over more than 600 deaths in prisons and detention centers

Malaysia rights panel disturbed over more than 600 deaths in prisons and detention centers

Malaysia's national human rights panel on Tuesday said it was disturbed by more than 600 deaths at immigration detention centers and prisons over the last two years, and called for immediate reform. In its 2016 annual report, the panel, known by its Malay acronym, Suhakam, said there were more than 100 deaths in immigration detention centers and 521 deaths in prisons in 2015 and 2016. Twelve people died in police lock-ups in 2015.

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