Malaysian Court dismisses HINDRAF leader’’s petition for release

March 11th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI  


Putrajaya, Mar 11 (ANI): Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leader P. Uthayakumar’’s appeal on his second habeas corpus application to secure his release from detention under the Internal Security Act has been dismissed by a federal court.
According to the New Strait Times, Judge Nik Hashim Nik Abdul Rahman denied Uthayakumar’’s appeal after he failed to fulfill the requirement under Section 95 of the Rules of the Federal Court to file a petition of appeal within the stipulated 10 days.
The court also rejected his application for extension of time to file the petition of appeal.
Uthayakumar had filed a habeas corpus application in May last year stating that he needed to be released on grounds of medical neglect.
His plea was rejected then, as his claims were proved to be without merit.
Uthayakumar and four other HINDRAF leaders — Kengadharan, 41, M. Manoharan, 47, V. Ganabatirau, 35, and Hindraf coordinator K. Vasantha Kumar, 35 — filed their first application on December 26, 2007, after they were arrested over charges of sedition. (ANI)

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