Glasgow 2014 Media Briefing - Singapore

Singapore: executions resumed after two-year moratorium

'When discussing human rights abuses, Singapore doesn’t automatically spring to mind but the very recent execution of two men after a two-year moratorium, was a huge step backward which may well lead to the city-state having the highest execution rate in the world, per population.

Freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association are also severely restricted with recent legislation further restricting internet news websites and the printed press. Dissent is curtailed through security legislation permitting arrest and detention of suspects for virtually unlimited periods of time without charge or judicial review.'

Siobhan Reardon – Programme Director, Amnesty International Scotland

Amnesty spokesperson available throughout the Games with daily briefings.

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Glasgow 2014 Media Briefing - Singapore