Malaysia: UN rights office voices concern about recent crackdown on protesters

The United Nations human rights office today voiced concern about the apparent use of excessive force against protesters on the weekend by Malaysian police and possible retaliation against demonstrators who were arrested and released.

UN human rights expert criticizes ‘heavy-handed’ police methods in Malaysia

An independent United Nations human rights expert today said Malaysia’s “heavy-handed” control of a demonstration on Saturday risks democracy there, and expressed concern with reports of detention of political leaders.