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Save Siti Noor Aishah Atam

Suaram decries student’s detention under Sosma after acquittal  | March 27, 2017 NGO describes Siti’s Noor Aishah’s detention as one of the most deplorable uses of Sosma and Poca. KUALA LUMPUR: The human rights and civil liberties NGO Suaram has called on the attorney-general’s chambers to withdraw its arrest of student Siti Noor Aishah Atan over alleged possession of illegal books. Its executive director, Sevan Doraisamy, said Siti, a research student at Universiti Malaya, should be released from her detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma). In a statement today, he said Suaram was notified that Siti had been re-arrested and returned to detention under Sosma following her hearing at the Court of Appeal this morning. Siti was detained under Sosma for allegedly being in possession of the materials. On Sept 29 last year, she was acquitted and discharged by the High Court over the charge of having 12 publications related to terrorism. Howeve…