Published: Thursday July 5, 2012 MYT 2:53:00 PM
Trial of PSM six on March 25
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
KUALA LUMPUR: The trial of six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) members, including Sungai Siput MP Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, over false imprisonment and misfeasance has been set for three days from March 25.
Counsel for the six plaintiffs B. Mahaletchumi told the court that other than the plaintiffs, they would call one or two more witnesses to testify in the hearing.
Federal Counsel L.S. Teh, for the defendants, said she had not finalised witnesses to be called.
The court later fixed Sept 27 for case management.
In the March 23 suit, Jeyakumar, M. Sukumaran, A.P. Letchumanan, Choo Chon Kai, M. Saraswathy and R.R. Sarat Babu named 82 defendants including the Inspector-General of Police and his deputy, the Government, the Home Ministry, the Attorney-General and a deputy public prosecutor.
Also named were at least 60 police officers.
They claimed that their detention was unjustified and unlawful, and had been done for political reasons.
They also claimed that they were denied their legal rights while in custody, including their right to consult with a lawyer.