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Malaysian court awards ex-detainees damages

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A Malaysian court on Tuesday awarded damages to a group of activists and opposition politicians, ruling that part of their detention under a harsh security law was illegal. 

A protest against Malaysia's controversial Internal Security Act (ISA) in Kuala Lumpur in April 2012. A Malaysian court on Tuesday awarded damages to a group of activists and opposition politicians, ruling that part of their detention under the ISA law was illegal.

The three opposition politicians and two activists were arrested in 2001 after an anti-government protest and held for up to two years under the Internal Security Act (ISA), which allowed indefinite detention without trial.

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