22 Feb '11, 8am

Unsurprisng perhaps but the Judiciary has again crushed Singaporeans' right to freedoms of speech and peaceful...

Unsurprisng perhaps but the Judiciary has again crushed Singaporeans' right to freedoms of speech and peaceful...

Unsurprisng perhaps but the Judiciary has again crushed Singaporeans' right to freedoms of speech and peaceful assembly. High Court Judge Woo Bih Li this morning dismissed all the appeals of SDP activists who were convicted of three charges all involving public assemblies and processions. After the Judge gave his verdict, Dr Chee Soon Juan said: "It is most unfortunate that basic freedoms are completely crushed in Singapore." He said that the appellants would pursue the matter all the way to the Court of Appeals. In ordinary circumstances, appellants are allowed one level of appeal. However, there is provision for cases of public interest to be heard by the Court of Appeals even though the case is first heard by the Subordinate Courts and the appeal heard in the Court. The appellants had asked the Judge to look into the abuse of powers by the PAP in outlawing public assemb...

Full article: http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4624-judi...

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