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The Repression of Political Freedoms in Singapore - The Case of Opposition Leader Dr Chee Soon Juan

The Repression of Political Freedoms in Singapore - The Case of Opposition Leader Dr Chee Soon Juan

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 WHITE PAPERONTHE REPRESSION OF POLITICAL FREEDOMS IN SINGAPORE
THE CASE OF OPPOSITION LEADER DR CHEE SOON JUAN
OCTOBER 2009AMSTERDAM & PEROFF
 
THE REPRESSION OF POLITICAL FREEDOMS IN SINGAPORE • THE CASE OFOPPOSITION LEADER DR CHEE SOON JUAN
 
October2009
 
Amsterdam & PeroffPage ii © AMSTERDAM & PEROFFwww.amsterdamandperoff.comROBERT AMSTERDAMDEAN PEROFF
 
THE REPRESSION OF POLITICAL FREEDOMS IN SINGAPORE • THE CASE OFOPPOSITION LEADER DR CHEE SOON JUAN
 
October2009
 
Amsterdam & PeroffPage iii
SUMMARY TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
iv
 
I INTRODUCTION
1
 II THE FACTS OF POLITICAL REPRESSION IN SINGAPORE
 2
A Singapore: Economically Progressive, Politically Repressive
3
B Government control of the political opposition
 4
 C International Critiques of Singapore’s Human Rights Record
11
 D Conclusions
13
 
III THE CASE OF DR CHEE SOON JUAN
 
14
 
A Chronology of Dr Chee’s Struggle for Political Freedoms
14
 B Summary of State Action against Dr Chee
17
 C International Critiques of Singapore’s Treatment of Dr Chee
19
 D Conclusions
 20
 
IV HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF SINGAPORE
 
 21
 
A The Status of Domestic and International Human Rights inSingapore
 21
 B Freedom of Expression
 26
 C Freedom of Assembly
32
 D Right to Stand for Election
34
 E Equal Protection of the Law
37
 F Right to an Independent and Impartial Judiciary
38
 G Conclusions: Violation of the Right to an Effective Remedy
 43
 
V CONCLUSIONS
 
 45
 
A The Experience of other Members of the Political Opposition
 45
 B The Immediate Impact on the Political Freedoms of Singaporeans
 47
 C Call for Change
 48
 
ANNEX A STRATEGIES FOR POLITICAL FREEDOM IN SINGAPOREANNEX B SUMMARY CHRONOLOGY OF DR CHEE’S CONVICTIONS ANDACCUSATIONS
 

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