Civil Society

CSOs call on Appeal Court to overturn the unjust conviction of land activist in Cambodia
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

CSOs call on Appeal Court to overturn the unjust conviction of land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny; for an end to judicial harassment against her, and for her release from prison #FreeTepVanny Phnom Penh, 26 July 2017 – We, the undersigned, call Read More

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Myanmar: UN expert lists catalogue of concerns as human rights slide in worsening conflict 
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GENEVA (24 July 2017) – 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 Read More

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Forum Asia calls for the immediate release of Adilur Rahman Khan by Malaysian authorities
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Today, at around 4:00 am (SG time), Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar and Vice Chair of FORUM-ASIA, was detained by Malaysian Immigration at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As of now, no reasons have been given for his detention. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Read More

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Singapore voids marriage of trans woman and her wife
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by OutRight Action International As The Straits Times has reported on July 18th, the Registry of Marriages (“the Registry”) has voided the marriage of a transgender woman and her partner in an unprecedented case in Singapore condemned by OutRight Action International. Known as FK and BS, Read More

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Public protest against alleged abuse of power, addressing the lack of a proper constitutional check and balance
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Press statement – Public protest against alleged abuse of power by our Prime Minister on 15th July 4 to 7pm Hong Lim Park A public protest was mooted by a group of Singaporeans who are concerned with a string of public social media postings Read More

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Think Centre urges Singapore to halt imminent execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan
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Think Centre condemns the imminent execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan scheduled for 14th July 2017. Prior to his arrest, Prabagaran was a 24-year-old young migrant worker who crossed the border daily from Johor (Malaysia) to work in Singapore in order to support his family. Read More

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FIDH calls for Singapore to halt its execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan
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Paris, 12 July 2017 – Singaporean authorities must halt the execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan, FIDH said today. Prabagaran, a 29-year-old Malaysian national, is scheduled to be executed by hanging on 14 July 2017. “Singapore must immediately halt the execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan and put an end to Read More

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CADPA urges Singapore to halt execution of Malaysian Prabagaran Srivijayan
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Jakarta, 12 July 2017 – The Coalition for the Abolition for the Death Penalty in ASEAN (CADPA) strongly urges the Singaporean government to stop the plan of execution of  Malaysian citizen, Prabagaran Srivijayan. Prabagaran’s family has received a letter from the Singaporean authorities informing them Read More

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UN Human Rights Office calls on Singapore to halt execution for drugs charges
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BANGKOK (12 July 2017) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia calls on the Singaporean Government to halt the imminent execution of Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan for a drugs related offence, and urges the Government to immediately instate a moratorium on Read More

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9 in 10 teenage boys face social pressures to be “manly”, including through violence
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A new survey has shown that 9 in 10 teenage boys report facing pressures to be ‘manly’ through experiences of harassment, bullying, teasing, social exclusion, and psychological and physical violence. The study, organised by gender equality group AWARE, surveyed 809 male respondents across Read More

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