Tag: Human rights

US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over ‘brutal’ Xinjiang abuses

The US is to blacklist 28 Chinese entities that it says are implicated in rights violations and abuses targeting Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, the commerce department announced. The United States "cannot and will not tolerate the brutal suppression of...

On Jolovan Wham’s arrest and the making of “repression costly to the state”

Singapore – With the recent sentencing of local activist Jolovan Wham to 16 days imprisonment in place of an S$3,200 fine for holding an event without a police permit, the spotlight on human rights and the freedom of speech is as bright as ever. On...

International human rights lawyer launches website

One of Singapore’s leading human rights law advocates, M. Ravi launched his own website on February 15. The website serves as an account of his 16+ years of work as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore back when he was practicing as an independent consultant...

Singapore Freedom Film Fest 2018 this weekend at The Projector

The 7th Singapore Freedom Film Fest (FFF), in conjunction with Freedom Film Network, Malaysia, will be presented by Function 8 on December 8 and 9. Singapore is the last stop on the Freedom Film Fest, which is on its 16th year and began on September...

Though Han Hui Hui’s speech at human rights summit in Paris received warm applause, netizens have mixed reactions

#ReturnOur CPF activist Han Hui Hui’s 4-minute spoke at the Human Rights Defenders World Summit about the lack of human rights in Singapore last week. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)’s biography of Ms. Han begins this way:...

#ReturnOurCPF activist Han Hui Hui to attend Human Rights Summit in Paris

Han Hui Hui, an activist with the #ReturnOurCPF movement, has been invited to speak at the Human Rights Defenders World Summit in Paris at the end of this month. Ms. Han announced this on her Facebook page on Tuesday, October 23, saying that she will...

In a polarized world, minorities continue to struggle

By Boshika Gupta There is a constant struggle to find dignity in death as in life in a eunuch’s world, explains Salma Khan, an idealistic 42-year-old activist, who agreed to meet me and offer me a glimpse into the lives of her highly stigmatized community...

Human rights slide in worsening conflict in Myanmar

A United Nations Special Rapporteur has issued a strongly worded statement accusing the Government  of Myanmar of policies reminiscent of the previous military government, and of presiding over a worsening security and human rights  situation. Yanghee Lee, ending a 12-day visit to the country, listed a...

UN Expert: Violence against Rohingya extensive

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar said the magnitude of violence against Rohingya populations in Myanmar is far more extensive than speculated. Yanghee Lee is calling for urgent action by the Government there to end the suffering of the Rohingya...

We are diverse, but we are also equal

By Ghui In the wake of the Bukit Batok by-elections, a series of events have occurred. Among other things and most notably: Kho Jabing was executed amidst much controversy with a deviation from normal execution timings and questions of procedural irregularity. The lawyers of Kho...