This Amnesty International Report documents human rights abuses in 150 countries around the world. It highlights the need for governments, the international community, armed groups and others in positions of power or influence to take responsibility. It also reflects the vitality of human rights activists globally, whether in local initiatives, international summits or mass demonstrations.
And this is what it has to say about Singapore:
Freedom of expression and assembly continued to be curbed. Thirty-six men were held without charge or trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA). Death sentences were imposed and eight people were executed. Jehovah’s Witnesses continued to be imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service. Criminal offenders were sentenced to caning.
The threat of potentially ruinous civil defamation suits against opponents of the PAP continued to inhibit political life.
The threat of prosecution, and uncertainty over the boundaries of permissible public debate, contributed to a climate of self-censorship.
Restrictions on freedom of assembly also inhibited peaceful civil society activity.
Click here to the full report on Singapore or here for the main index of the report.