Alert: Malaysia ISA Campaign Pack – Mat Sah Satray

Islamic Human Rights Commission

17 July 2007

Alert: Malaysia ISA Campaign Pack – Mat Sah Satray

Mat Sah bin Mohammed Satray has been held in Malaysia under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since 17 April 2002. Under this law, a person can be held for up to 60 days without a warrant or recourse to trial or access to legal counsel, merely on the basis of suspicion. After the 60 day period ends, the detainee’s case is referred to the Home Secretary who can extend the detention period for two more years which is then renewable indefinitely.

Mat Sah has been accused of terrorism, however the Malaysian authorities have no evidence to substantiate the charges against him. His case is representative of the plight of many other innocent Malaysians who have been detained under the ISA. Many have been physically abused during the course of their detention.

For a detailed account of Mat Sah’s story please download the campaign pack at:

Please help campaign for his release.

For more information, please contact the office on the numbers/email below:

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183


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Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75
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