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Malaysia Frees Activists

The Malaysian government has released three opposition activists who were detained for more than two years ago under the controversial Internal Security Act (ISA). One of the detainees was released on Sunday, and two other prisoners have been transferred to temporary police custody whilst their releases are finalised. The detainees were arrested in April 2001 and accused of plotting to overthrow the government, charges they all denied. The Malaysian government has come under increasing pressure internationally to release the activists, as well as three others who remain in custody. Detainee Saari Sungib was the first of the activists to be released on Sunday. Full Story

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