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Singapore: End Detention Without Trial

Expand The parliament house in Singapore, August 2016.  © 2016 Edgar Su/Reuters (Bangkok) – Singapore’s parliament should reject proposed revisions to the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act extending detention without trial and allow the law to lapse, Human Rights Watch said in a January 31, 2018 letter to members of parliament that was released today. Related Content Download Letter (PDF) The proposed amendments would extend the statute, enacted as a “temporary” measure in 1955, for the 14th time. It would also eliminate the already very limited judicial review of detention orders currently…

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