|Refugees in a Malaysian immigration detention center outside Kuala Lumpur (AP)|
WIKILEAKS: IMMIGRATION DETAINEES RIOT AFTER RELA BEATS PRISONERS
Classified By: POLITICAL SECTION CHIEF MARK D. CLARK, REASON 1.4 (B AND D).
Based on multiple witnesses' accounts, the riot's catalyst was the severe beatings of detainees by Immigration Officers and People's Volunteer Corps (RELA) members assigned as guards to Lenggeng. The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) told us deplorable conditions, overcrowding and alleged abuses by RELA all contributed to the riot. We continue to express concern to the GOM regarding RELA's increased authority over immigration enforcement. End Summary.
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ON THE INHUMANE TREATMENT OF REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS