November 29, 2017

Urgent Action: Activist Faces Seven Charges For Peaceful Protest (Singapore: UA 258.17)


Singapore activist Jolovan Wham is facing seven charges for organizing several peaceful assemblies over a one year period, including a vigil protesting the execution of Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan in July 2017. If found guilty, he could face up to 3 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of SGD$11,000 (USD$ 8,100).

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Singapore activist Jolovan Wham is facing seven charges for organizing several peaceful assemblies over a one year period, including a vigil protesting the execution of Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan in July 2017. If found guilty, he could face up to 3 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of SGD$11,000 (USD$ 8,100).

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against Jolovan Wham as he has been prosecuted solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
  • Repeal or amend all legal provisions that violate the right to freedom of expression and assembly, including Section 7 of the Public Order Act;
  • End the penalization, intimidation and harassment of peaceful activists in the country.

Contact these two officials by 10 January, 2018:

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister’s Office
Orchard Road
Istana, 238823
Singapore
Fax: +65 6835 6621
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

Ambassador HE Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Embassy of Singapore
3501 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 537 3100 I Fax: 1 202 537 0876
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @MirpuriAshok
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 258.17
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