Singapore: Suppression of Activists, Critics Continues Ahead of Elections

The Singapore government continues to silence human rights defenders and other critics ahead of upcoming elections, Amnesty International said today. In recent months, well-known activists and critics of the government have been subjected to further investigation and harassment by Singapore authorities, solely for freely expressing their views and opinions. In addition, the introduction of new legislation on 8 May, the Online Criminal Harms Bill, threatens to further decrease the space for free speech in the country. Singapore is due to hold Presidential elections by September, which is setting the conditions for a wider crackdown.

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