Monday, August 04, 2008

Death in Police Custody - Woman who sues government wins..

Well, there you have it - for at last we have a victory in a case of death in custody....(see the full post at the Malaysians Against Detah Penalty and Torture Blog at . Some quotes are as follows.

The High Court here today awarded damages to a woman who sued the police and the government for negligence over the death of her 19-year-old son while in police custody in 2003.

...With the decision, besides the damages, Tamil Selwee, a housewife, also succeeded in her claim for four declarations, namely that the death of her son, M.Ulaganathan, while in police custody on July 21, 2003, was caused by the Royal Malaysia Police and that Ulaganathan’s death was caused by their breach of statutory duty, recklessness and gross and wanton negligence.

On July 17, 2006, Tamil Selwee, 50, filed a suit seeking the four declarations and damages, claiming that her son’s death while in custody at the Kajang district police headquarters was caused by police negligence. - NST, 29/7/2008 - Woman sues Government over son's death and wins

see the full post at the Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture Blog at

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