Singapore: Freedom of expression undermined in hearings on ‘fake news’
Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the treatment of human rights defenders and human rights organisations at hearings held by a Select Committee on deliberate ‘online falsehoods’ in Singapore. The organisation is alarmed by the criticism of and misrepresentation of civil society activists and organisations that have participated in the hearings, including the forced removal of human rights defender and political activist, Han Hui Hui, from one of the hearings on 29 March 2018. Amnesty International calls on the Singapore authorities to respect the right to freedom of expression and refrain from proposing legislation which may further stifle the free expression of views in the country.
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