"Those who demand rights are being locked away. Artists, actors scholars, poets are all being stifled. Journalists too are being silenced. In the name of religion, walls of hate are being erected. Innocents are being killed," Shah says in the video.
The international rights group also said the court's decision occurred amid growing concern of a climate of fear and discrimination against people in Malaysia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.
The London-based group said it has documented 36 cases of prisoners being held in solitary confinement, including six who have been isolated from the outside world since 2013. It said the prisoners in solitary confinement remain in their cells for 22 hours a day.
Iraq declared victory over IS late last year after a grueling three-year campaign against the Sunni extremists. The battle displaced hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, mainly Sunnis, and devastated Sunni-majority towns and cities.