Court complaint lands Uthayakumar in death row chambers

Instead of getting better treatment after complaining to the courts, Hindraf de facto leader P Uthayakumar is now being treated worse in Kajang Prison, claims Hindraf.

“After attending court on Sept 24, 2013, P Uthayakumar is now being further punished by now being hauled to the death row chambers,” said RN Rajah, the deputy secretary of Hindraf that is aligned with Uthayakumar.

He said that Uthayakumar is now denied his plastic chair initially given to him to ease his suffering from a prolapsed disc.

“His legs have began to swell again,” he said in a press statement today.

Uthayakumar, who is diabetic, on Tuesday had complained of ill-treatment during a case management at the Kuala Lumpur High Court of his appeal against his sedition sentence passed in June.

The court’s registrar Nooraini Yusof had then said that she would write to the prison authorities to look into Uthayakumar’s medical needs.

“Uthayakumar is now put in a 10 feet by 10 feet cell with a two feet by 10 feet squatting toilet and bath area without even a separating partition for bathroom privacy.

“He is being detained with 5 others like sardines,” said Rajah, adding that the the other prisoners had full view of Uthayakumar naked when taking a shower or easing himself.

“Why this level of indignity on P. Uthayakumar, Malaysia’s only political prisoner in jail?” he asked, likening the conditions to a “Nazi concentration camp”. – Malaysiakini

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