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Singapore: Drop Defamation Charges Against Editor

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Expand A general view of the Parliament House in Singapore June 2, 2016.  © 2016 Reuters (Bangkok) – Singapore authorities should drop criminal defamation charges against Terry Xu, editor of the online news site The Online Citizen, for publishing a letter alleging government corruption, Human Rights Watch said today. Xu is scheduled to appear in court on December 13, 2018. The authorities should also drop the criminal defamation charge filed against the letter’s author. “Singapore authorities have once again responded to criticism with criminal charges,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director.…

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