Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/28/63/Add.1, 4 March 2015: Singapore
322. JUA 12/12/2013 Case no: SGP 4/2013 State reply: 18/12/2013
Alleged contempt of court charge against a prominent LGBT rights activist.
323. The Special Rapporteur would like to thank the Government of Singapore for providing a detailed response to the communication sent on 12 December 2013. The Special Rapporteur remains concerned that charges were brought against the LGBTI rights defender due to comments allegedly made concerning the judicial system could have a negative impact on the possibility of public discussions on critical human rights issues as well as on the operational space of the human rights defenders to exercise their legitimate right to freedom of opinion and expression without fear, intimidation and interference.
Link to full text of the report: Report-SRHRD-Communications and replies-2015-eng-fra-esp
Link to Special Rapporteur’s correspondence with the State: Correspondence-SR-Singapore-4-2013-eng
Link to the State’s reply: Correspondence-SR-Singapore-reply-4-2013-eng