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PRESS RELEASE: Mauritian opposition leader released after three years incarceration on trumped up charges

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IHRC welcomes the release of Cehl Meeah the Mauritian opposition politician detained on trumped up charges for almost three years.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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7th November 2003

PRESS RELEASE: Mauritian opposition leader released after three years incarceration on trumped up charges

IHRC welcomes the release of Cehl Meeah the Mauritian opposition politician detained on trumped up charges for almost three years.

The prosecution admitted they had no evidence against him yesterday as all other major charges against him for conspiracy to murder the former Prime Minister were dropped. Meeah had two British lawyers in his team: Osama Daneshyar and Nicholas Cooke QC who took the case on pro bono.

For interviews with the legal team, please contact the press office on (+44) 20 8904 4222 or email info@ihrc.org.

For further details on the background to the Cehl Meeah case or the culture of police brutality in Mauritius please visit:

'Equal in the Eyes of the Law: Police Brutality and the Abuse of Human Rights in Mauritius' regarding police brutality cases in Mauritius, and an addendum report on the Meeah case. They can be downloaded (respectively) from:

http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=43

and

http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=638

Faisal Bodi's article 'Apocalypse now' written subsequent to his return from Mauritius to observe the case can also be read at:

http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=424

For more information or copies of the reports sent by email please contact the Press Office on (+44) 20 8904 4222, (+44) 7958 522 196 or email info@ihrc.org.

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183
Email: info@ihrc.org
Web: www.ihrc.org

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