Tag Archives: human rights

HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATION: DON’T PUT BARRICADES AT PINK DOT, YOU ARE SUPPRESSING ACTIVISM

Amnesty International, which campaigns for human rights, published a statement on Singapore's restrictions to this year's Pink Dot. It asked the authorities to revoke the idea of putting barricades at the Speaker's Corner and claims it is an attempt to suppress activism. "Amnesty International calls on the Singaporean authorities to respect and protect the right to peaceful assembly and ensure that they work to facilitate peaceful demonstrations instead of creating more restrictions to silence communities, or their critics." Do you also think barricades are too much?

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NETIZEN: FENCE OFF HONG LIM PARK TO BAN FOREIGNERS FROM ATTENDING PINK DOT!

Netizen Kindred Cheong called for Pink dot organisers to fence off Hong Lim Park from foreigners and PRs. I am glad that only Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) can attend Pink Dot from this year onwards, and only local companies can sponsor it. It is important to disallow foreign individuals and organisations from interfering in Singaporean politics and social issues. We must stop foreigners from abusing values such as democracy, freedom of speech and human rights in Singapore, and from spreading their agenda here. The Pink Dot organisers should fence off Hong Lim Park and employ security officers and registration staff to ensure that only Singaporeans and PRs attend the event.

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S’POREAN FT IN UK LIVED WITH HUSBAND FOR 27 YEARS DEPORTED BACK TO SG

A Singaporean woman, Irene Clennel, who lived without valid immigration papers with her Scottish husband for 27 years in the UK, has been deported back to Singapore by the UK authorities. Irene had been held in a Scottish detention center since the start of February before being sent back to Singapore on Saturday. She was put into a van and forced into a plane bound for her home country. She did not have access to her lawyers or have the chance to pack any clothes.

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FACEBOOK RESTORES POSTING BY HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST HAN HUI HUI

Human rights activist Han Hui Hui has successfully petitioned Facebook to restore her posting about the inhumane treatment of prisoners in Singapore prisons, which was deleted because of IBs who reported her post without reason. Facebook had banned her from posting for 12 hours because of their incessant reporting of her account and post.

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HAN HUI HUI: COURTS USED TO INSTILL FEAR IN SGREANS

Both Janet Low and Ivan Koh are fined $450 each. It was said that they “could have just stood at one side” and “could have just clap” when they were protesting against Singapore’s PAP government on 27 Sep 2014. The main intention of the sentence is to disqualify me from standing for parliamentary election in Singapore, by imposing a fine of $2,000 or more. And to instill fear in Singaporeans who wants democracy to practice their rights to freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

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