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HAN HUI HUI: NO ONE SPEAKS UP ABOUT S'PORE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, SO WE WILL

As there were no Singaporean speakers speaking on the human rights violations of freedom of expression, assembly and rights to legal representation in Singapore, and there wasn't any workshop regarding human rights defenders' court cases in Singapore, the following are some of the recent cases that have happened and requires your solidarity

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HUMAN RIGHTS NGO URGE PRESIDENT OBAMA TO RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS WITH PM LEE

As you prepare for the state visit of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on August 2, 2016, we write to highlight key human rights concerns that we hope you will raise in both public and private with Prime Minister Lee. These include issues of freedom of speech, assembly, and association, and the rights of LGBT people. We provide further detail on these topics in the appendix to this letter.

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: SUING ROY REVEALS S'PORE'S LEADERS INSECURITIES

Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch (‪‎HRW‬) has released his statement on the defamation suit against ‪‎Singapore‬ blogger Roy Ngerng by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In his statement, Phil Robertson slammed Lee for behaving just like his deceased father, Lee Kuan Yew, in threatening his opponents with defamation lawsuits. He said that this defamation suit says a lot about Singapore's leaders disregard for freedom of expression and their insecurities.

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MALAYSIA: SEDITION ACT WIELDED TO SILENCE OPPOSITION

The Malaysian government should cease using the country’s sedition law to arbitrarily arrest opposition lawmakers, activists, and critical academics, Human Rights Watch said today. Since 2013, at least 14 people have been charged under the Sedition Act 1948 for criticizing the government or government officials. Those found guilty face up to five years in prison and a fine of RM 5,000 (US$1,600).

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