De­tainee’s fam­ily deny claims of IS sup­port

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The fam­ily of an Aus­tralia-based Sin­ga­porean de­tained in the city state for al­legedly glo­ri­fy­ing the Is­lamic State (IS) group have de­nied the Sin­ga­pore gov­ern­ment’s claims. The fam­ily of Zul­fikar Mo­hamad Shar­iff said they were “trou­bled” that in­for­ma­tion selec­tively re­leased by the in­te­rior min­istry was used to jus­tify his ar­rest un­der a law which al­lows for de­ten­tion with­out trial. The Min­istry of Home Af­fairs said last week that Mr Zul­fikar, a Mus­lim ac­tivist liv­ing in Mel­bourne, was de­tained on July 1 for ac­tively sup­port­ing the IS through Face­book posts.

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