Posted by: becketfund | July 6, 2007

Malaysia: Hindu Woman Released from Religious Detention Center

Reuters reports that Massosai Revathi, who recently served a six-month detention for her decision to renounce Islam, alleged that she was maltreated and threatened while in the custody of Malaysia’s Islamic religious police, saying she was placed in solitary confinement and suffered mental torture. Revathi was born into a family that converted to Islam from Hinduism before she was born, though she claims she was raised as a Hindu by her grandmother. Three years ago she married a Hindu man, with whom she has an 18-month old daughter. She now fears that authorities will remove her daughter from her care if she continues to insist that she is Hindu.

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