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5 August 2016
"Leaving people confused over what can or can’t be said will have a chilling effect, whatever the intention of the law, further entrenching a culture of self-censorship and passive citizenship."
2 June 2016
"I insisted I wanted to know my rights and whether it was legal for them to do what they were doing. They would not let me speak to [my lawyer]."
30 June 2015
"Everyday my cellmates would eagerly wait for that light to dissipate, knowing that another day has passed, and they’re one day closer to attaining their freedom."
24 June 2015
Arrested for Criticizing a Former Prime Minister, Singaporean Teen Blogger Amos Yee is Now Being Evaluated for Autism
Amos Yee was arrested last March after he uploaded a YouTube video criticizing Lee Kuan Yew. After several rounds of court hearings, authorities have decided to evaluate Yee for autism.
19 June 2015
According to Amnesty International, the 16-year old Amos Yee is the youngest prisoner of conscience in the world today.
8 May 2015
"The (government's) draconian measures...legitimize excessive intervention by the state and set a precedent for the diminution of our online space."
21 April 2015
8 March 2015
Singapore Blogger Who Criticized Court Case of Anti-Gay Sex Law Fined for ‘Scandalizing the Judiciary’
"The prosecution of Alex Au for speaking out is just one more example of Singapore’s willingness to misuse law to gag its critics."
4 February 2015
While Thailand and Singapore press for broader surveillance powers, Ecuadorian social media users take heat from their president and Macedonia says no to drones.
31 May 2014
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sued blogger Roy Ngerng for defamation in connection to a blog article alleging that the leader was involved in corruption.