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Singapore: Restrictions to LGBT gathering another attempt to suppress activism

, Index number: ASA 36/6386/2017

Singapore authorities must immediately revoke a new requirement that requires that entrances to a peaceful assembly are barricaded, and that people will be subjected to identity checks in order to enter. This restriction is another attempt by authorities to restrict and suppress peaceful activism in Singapore. On 30 May, organisers of Pink Dot - an annual gathering for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their friends, families and supporters of LGBT rights - announced that police will require barricades around the perimeter of Hong Lim Park, where the event is scheduled to be held. Additionally, as well as bag checks, mandatory identity checks would be carried out on the day of the event.

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