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Free all politicals prisoners !!! Abolish ISA Now !!!

21. April 2001

Kommuniquà© by the Central Leadership Committee of People´s Democratic Party, Indonesia

The detaining and arresting four Malaysian activists of human rights on the 10th of April, 2001 in Kuala Lumpur by Mahatir´s administration had clearly indicate that the government frightened for the rise of people´s consciousness to achieve their rights. On behalf of the ISA (Internal Security Act), Mahatir´s apparatus violated and harassed fundamental civil rights which had been struggled by those activists to fight for freedom in speech and assembly. Implementing the ISA, Mahatir´s administration oppresses civil rights and it´s proven by them in arresting opposition leaders without any trial. Therefore, the ISA must be abolished in order to defend civil´s rights. Because of all the reasons and specially the arresting upon those four activists, We, The People´s Democratic Party-Indonesia demand:

1. Abolish the ISA Right Now !!!
2. Free all political prisoners !!!
Mohd. Ezam Noor (Partai Keadilan Nasional-National Youth Chief)
Tian Chua – Partai Keadilan Nasional – Vice President
Haji Saari Sungip – Organizing Chairperson of The Memorandum of April 14th
Hishamuddin Rais (Social Activist & Filmmaker)

Jakarta, 13th April 2001

Budiman Sudjatmiko

Central Leadership Committee of People´s Democratic Party

Jln. Tebet Dalam VIII L No. 8 , Jakarta 12810 – Indonesia
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