UN rights envoys concerned by conviction of human rights defender in Malaysia

Two United Nations experts today urged Malaysian authorities to review the case of a Malaysian human rights activist, who was convicted yesterday for publishing a memorandum alleging human rights abuses against migrant workers and sentenced to a year in prison.

Malaysia deports Indonesian asylum seekers despite UN agency’s appeal

Malaysian authorities have deported seven asylum seekers to the conflict-torn Indonesian province of Aceh, despite an appeal for a moratorium by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and assurances by the government that there would be no forced returns.