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Singapore: Man sentenced to death via Zoom in 'cruel and inhumane' move by authorities

Supreme Court handed 37-year-old Malaysian national Punithan Genasan a death sentence for his conviction of drugs trafficking Singapore continues to defy international law and standards by imposing the death penalty for drug trafficking ‘At a time when attention is focused on saving and protecting lives in a pandemic, the pursuit of the death penalty is all the more abhorrent’ - Chiara Sangiorgio Responding to news that a court in Singapore has sentenced a man to death via Zoom video call, Chiara Sangiorgio, Amnesty International’s death penalty advisor, said: “Whether via Zoom or in person, a

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Singapore: 20,000 migrant workers quarantined in dormitories a 'recipe for disaster'

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Thousands crammed into two dormitories designated ‘isolation areas’ ‘Migrant workers living in crowded quarters … are at particular risk of exposure to the virus’ - Rachel Chhoa-Howard Responding to reports that more than 20,000 migrant workers in Singapore have been put under quarantine in two dormitories that have been designated “isolation areas”, Rachel Chhoa-Howard, Amnesty International’s Singapore Researcher, said: “The rapid spread of COVID-19 among migrant workers in Singapore was already alarming. The fact that thousands are now under quarantine in extremely close proximity could be

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Singapore: Chilling fake news law 'will rule the news feed'

The Singaporean authorities must drop plans to enact a ‘fake news’ law that would dramatically curtail freedom of expression in the country and beyond, Amnesty International said today. With Singapore’s parliament beginning a new session on Monday (May 6), parliamentarians are currently debating the Protection of Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill and it may be passed imminently. The government introduced the text last month to “protect society from damage by online falsehoods created by ‘malicious actors’.” Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and

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Singapore: Government harassment of news editor for critical article must end

A news editor facing a criminal investigation over an article that criticised the Singapore government is the latest victim of an escalating crackdown on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said today. The Singapore police yesterday raided the home of Terry Xu, editor-in-chief of news site The Online Citizen (TOC), and seized all his electronic equipment. Police informed him he was being investigated for criminal defamation over an article published on his website on 4 September. Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s South East Asia Regional Director, said: “The

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Urgent Action: Singapore sets second execution in a week

The execution of Hishamrudin Bin Mohd scheduled for 16 March, a week after Singapore’s first known execution of 2018.

UA 056/18 issued 13/03/2018

Urgent Action: Activist faces seven charges for peaceful protest in Singapore

Singapore activist Jolovan Wham is facing seven charges for organizing several peaceful assemblies over a one-year period

UA 258/17 issued 29/11/2017

Urgent Action update: In Singapore, Malaysian man hanged in hurried, secretive manner

Prabagaran Srivijayan, a Malaysian national was executed at dawn on 14 July 2017 at Changi Prison, in Singapore. Contrary to international standards, he was sentenced to the mandatory death penalty in 2012 for a drug related offence.

2nd update on UA 12/17 issued 17/07/2017

Urgent Action update: Singapore sets execution of Malaysian man

The family of Prabagaran Srivijayan, a Malaysian national, have been informed that his execution has been scheduled in Singapore for 14 July 2017.

1st update on UA 12/17 issued 10/07/2017

Urgent Action: Malaysian national faces imminent execution in Singapore

Prabagaran Srivijayan, a Malaysian national, was convicted and sentenced to the mandatory death penalty on 22 July 2012 in Singapore. The execution could take place as early as next week.

UA 012/17 issued on 13/01/2017

Urgent Action: Nigerian to be executed for drug trafficking in Singapore

The execution of Nigerian national Chijioke Stephen Obioha has been set for 18 November. He was convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore and was given the mandatory death sentence. A new clemency application is pending before the President.

UA 254/16 issued 10/11/2016
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