Maria Chin’s son worried about her health
PETALING JAYA: Fearing for his mother’s health, Maria Chin Abdullah’s eldest son Azumin Yunus (pix), wants police to release the Bersih 2.0 chairman from detention immediately.
Azumin said Maria has a medical history and he is worried about her hypertension and arthritis condition. “I am afraid that her detention will endanger her health.
“When I met my mother at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters on Sunday, she informed us that she was confined to a small cell with no proper bed, no blanket, no windows and the lights were left on all the time,” he told reporters after lodging a police report at the district police headquarters here yesterday.
Azumin was accompanied by Pakatan Rakyat member of parliament N. Surendran and Lawyers For Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen.
“My mother does not deserve solitary confinement and she is not a terrorist,” Azumin added.
Paulsen said he will lodge a report with the United Nations on the government’s decision to detain her using a law designed to fight terrorism.
Meanwhile, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad joined some 500 people, representatives from non-governmental organisations and politicians at a solidarity candlelight vigil for Maria at Dataran Merdeka last night.
“It is torture and against the law to put her in detention. So continue with this protest until Maria is released,” Mahathir said.
The protest will be held every night at 8pm until Maria is released.
Supporters gather in front of the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters to seek the release of Bersih chairman Maria Chin.