Blackout-proof the protests

20 February 2011

Across the Middle East — in Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and more countries every day, autocratic regimes are trying to crush unprecedented peaceful protests with brutality and blackouts.

Avaaz is working urgently to “blackout-proof” the protests — with secure satellite modems and phones, tiny video cameras, and portable radio transmitters, plus expert support teams on the ground — to enable activists to broadcast live video feeds even during internet and phone blackouts.

For more info, please click on the link below.

Yong Vui Kong: MARUAH sends appeal to the President

9 February 2011

Please see below for an appeal letter from MARUAH to President S.R. Nathan on the case of Yong Vui Kong.


9th February 2011

His Excellency President S.R. Nathan
Office of the President
Orchard Road,
Singapore 0922

Via email

Your Excellency,

As we await the decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal on Yong Vui Kong’s appeal, MARUAH is writing to you, Sir, to urge you and our government to nevertheless reconsider Vui Kong’s clemency petition and commute his death sentence. We also ask that the government take steps to bring Singapore into compliance with international human rights norms with regard to the death penalty.
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CRC concluding observations issued – Review of child rights in Singapore

6 February 2011

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued its concluding observations after considering the consolidated second and third periodic reports submitted by Singapore.

Click here (Word document) to download the document.

As a State party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Singapore is obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented.

Other related documents can be found on the webpage below. (scroll down to ‘Singapore’)