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Singapore: Drop Charges for Criticizing Judiciary

Expand Activist Jolovan Wham (center) leaves the State Court after a hearing in Singapore, November 29, 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Edgar Su (New York) – Singapore authorities should end contempt proceedings against two critics of the government for comments on social media critical of the country’s judiciary, Human Rights Watch said today. Jolovan Wham, an activist, was charged with contempt for writing on Facebook on April 27, 2018, that “Malaysia’s judges are more independent than Singapore’s for cases with political implications.” John Tan, the vice-chairman of the opposition Social Democratic…

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