In response to the United Nations’ recent call to end the use of the death penalty, MARUAH is issuing the attached media statement.
MARUAH organised an event at Speakers’ Corner on 30th October, in conjunction with a postcard campaign, to draw attention to the upcoming elections in Burma/Myanmar. The postcard contents are reproduced below.
To the government of Singapore:
We are concerned for the people in Myanmar/Burma.
We want our government to join the international community and ask the present military government to take the following actions:
- free all political prisoners
- allow international observers from the UN to watch over the elections process
- repeal all laws and regulations that interfere with free and fair elections
We also want our government to support the call made by UN to establish a UN Commission of Inquiry into the international crimes in Myanmar/Burma.
Photos of the event can be viewed below.
MARUAH is making a submission to the United Nations on the death penalty and preventive detention without trial, as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process that will review Singapore’s human rights record.
The submission can downloaded via the link here.
As part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, the Coalition of Singapore NGOs (COSINGO) is making a submission to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Singapore.
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