Tag Archives: David Kaye

UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT: AMOS YEE TRIAL PART OF SG GOVT EFFORT TO ERASE CRITICISMS

The upcoming trial in Singapore of teenage blogger over posts he made on his Facebook page and comments in his blog is deeply worrying and a sign of the increased criminalization of expression in the country, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, has warned. International human rights law allows only serious and extreme instances of incitement to hatred to be prohibited as criminal offences, not other forms of expression, even if they are offensive, disturbing or shocking.”

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DEAR UN, S’PORE DOES NOT LACK THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, JUST GO ON THE INTERNET

For your information, Singapore does not lack in freedom of expression. Our government holds open debate on mass media and social media. There is no restriction on public assembly for social gatherings. Public assembly for political purposes can be held at Hong Lim Park. Nowadays, any government official who opens his/her mouth becomes the instant target of venomous replies and rebuttals.

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UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS CONDEMN SG GOVT OVER AMOS YEE

In a statement release by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, yesterday (8 Jul), he urged Singapore to review the decision in sentencing a 16-year old teenager Amos Yee to 4 weeks in prison for posting an online video and a caricature of Singapore’s founder PM Lee Kuan Yew.

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