Singapore’s Human Rights

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At last, the new normal gives way to the old abnormal

At last, the new normal gives way to the old abnormal – Martyn See Police investigate technology-enabled ISA discussions, James Gomez, 14 Oct 2011 The Singapore Police Force on Wednesday 12 October 2011 launched investigations into two separate events that discussed issues surrounding the need to abolish ISA in the city-state. According to replies given … Continue reading

The Death Penalty has no dissuasive effect

“The Death Penalty Has No Dissuasive Effect” By Gustavo Capdevila GENEVA, Oct 10, 2011 (IPS) – Capital punishment continues to exist because in some countries people are barraged with propaganda depicting it as a curb on crime, which it is not, said Federico Mayor Zaragoza, chair of an international commission against the death penalty that … Continue reading

[Video] Ex-political detainee Dr Lim Hock Siew challenges Dr Tony Tan

Dr Lim Hock Siew‘s speech during a memorial gathering in honor of Tan Jing Quee on 20th August 2011. [original link] [original link] [original link]

{Video} Chee Soon Juan addresses members and volunteers at SDP’s Thank You Dinner

http://yoursdp.org Dr Chee Soon Juan addressed about 350 members and volunteers at the SDP’s thank-you dinner on 14 May 11. He noted that the SDP had become a party of professionals and thinkers. He also called on everyone to be do-ers Text of speech The following was published in Teo Soh Lung’s facebook group page. … Continue reading

Singapore judiciary rejects Yong Vui Kong’s final appeal against death sentence

Singapore rejects drug mule’s death penalty appeal AFP, 4 Apr 2011 Singapore’s highest court on Monday affirmed a death sentence imposed on a Malaysian youth convicted of drug trafficking, which could pave the way for his execution by hanging. It was the final judicial appeal for Yong Vui Kong, 23, against his conviction for smuggling … Continue reading

[Video] Francis Seow: The Interview

Original link on blip.tv. Read also MDA questions Seelan Palay over Francis Seow video.

Family and friends appeal for donations to help 27yr old single mom sentenced to death by Shah Alam High Court

See Save Atiqah for more information. The Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign has issued a statement here. Drug convict’s family to seek 2nd legal opinion Siblings of S’porean to hang for drug trafficking in Malaysia to raise $50k in donations for appeal By Elizabeth Soh, Straits Times, 24 March 2011 THE family of Singaporean Noor Atiqah … Continue reading

Singapore Law Minister ‘guilty of professional misconduct’

You’ll probably only see such a headline if Singapore attains its “second independence”. When the Minister for Law (he’s also Minister for Home Affairs and the one leading the PAP Govt’s charge to UPR on 6th May), K. Shanmugam (who is also a lawyer), publicly commented in 2010 with regards to Yong Vui Kong, he … Continue reading

UN to review Singapore’s human rights record on 6th May 2011

May 11, 2011: Singapore rejects six recommendations Singapore’s human rights record will come up for review on 6th May 2011 at 9am-12pm (Singapore time 3pm-6pm) during the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland. There’ll be a live webcast during the proceedings here and here. The Singapore Government, which has submitted it’s national report, … Continue reading

Ex-ISA detainee’s lawsuit against Singapore Govt thrown out by High Court

See my posts here and here about Michael Fernandez’s lawsuit against the Government. Read also these reports here and here[PDF]. Ex-ISA detainee’s suits thrown out He started legal action against Govt for alleged torture, unlawful detention By Tessa Wong, Feb 19, 2011 A LAWSUIT brought against the Government by a former detainee for alleged torture … Continue reading

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