29 Jan '15, 8am

Singapore: Rights Restrictions Tighten

Singapore: Rights Restrictions Tighten

(New York) – Singapore’s government further restricted freedom of expression and assembly in 2014, and turned back gains in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, Human Rights Watch said today in its 2015 World Report . However, Singaporean citizens increasingly sought to assert their rights in public spaces and through social media. “The Singapore government is pulling strings behind the scenes to hinder citizens from going online to get news and engage in political discussion,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The government should wake up to the fact that Singaporeans, especially youth, are increasingly disenchanted with government restrictions on what they can see, read, and say on the Internet.” In the 656-page world report, its 25th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. In...

Full article: http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/01/29/singapore-rights-restr...

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