Monday, September 8, 2008

Urgent action for Irene Fernandez!

Dear members of the International Migrants' Alliance,

As you all may know Dr. Irene Fernandez, member of ICB-IMA, has been prosecuted by Malaysian government for documenting and exposing the “Abuse, Torture and Dehumanized Conditions of Migrant workers in Detention Centres” in Malaysia. She was sentenced for 12 months imprisonment but the appeal against the decision is still on going.

Her case will be resumed in court on 10 September 2008 in Malaysia and the actual hearing for the appeal will begin from October 28 - 30, 2008, followed by next hearing dates from 24-28 November 2008.

In support of Dr. Irene's case and to demand her immediate release, I would like to encourage all members of IMA, to:

1. Organize urgent actions on or before 10 September 2008, at 9 am (Malaysia time) in front of Malaysian Consulate/Embassy in your respective country

2. Prepare actions during the hearing of her appeal from October 28-30, 2008 and November 24-28, 2008

Since Oct 28-30 is IAMR activity in Manila, perhaps we can include this in our plan of action during IAMR.

Here in Hong Kong, AMCB-IMA we will organize a protest action in front of Malaysian Consulate on 10 September 2008, at 10:00 am (HK time).

Release for Dr. Irene Fernandez now!
Justice for Dr. Irene Fernandez!


Eni Lestari
IMA Chairperson

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