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Daily Archives: 2016-05-19

UN human rights experts urge Singapore not to execute a Malaysian national

Two United Nations human rights experts on summary executions and on torture today urged the Government of Singapore not to carry out the execution of Mr. Kho Jabing, scheduled for 20 May. The 31-year-old Malaysian national was sentenced to death in 2010 after being found guilty of unintentional murder. At the time the sentence was issued, Singaporean legislation imposed the …

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FIDH call upon Singapore President to grant clemency to Kho Jabing

By International Federation for Human Rights Singaporean President Tony Tan must grant clemency to Malaysian national Kho Jabing and commute his death sentence to life imprisonment, FIDH said today. Kho Jabing’s execution, by hanging, is scheduled to take place on 20 May 2016. “We renew our call on Singapore’s President to halt the execution of Kho Jabing. It is not too …

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Five ideas worth fighting for?

By Tan Wah Piow Lord Anthony Lester of Herne Hill, who in December 2012 told the British House of Lords that Singapore’s conviction of Alan Shadrake for scandalizing the Singapore court was “the most notorious example” of use of the “outmoded and archaic” law, has published a new book Five Ideas to Fight For. Alan Shadrake, a British journalist, was …

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