LFL: Authorities must exercise restraint in MCO arrests and charges in view of high compliance

Press Statement Authorities must exercise restraint in MCO arrests and charges in view of high compliance 30 April 2020   Lawyers for Liberty views with concern the high number of arrests, remand orders and prison sentences for violations of the Movement Control Order (MCO). These actions go against international guidance on detention during the Covid-19…

LFL: Authorities must consider alternatives to detention during Covid-19 pandemic

Press Statement Authorities must consider alternatives to detention during Covid-19 pandemic 31 March 2020   In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lawyers for Liberty urges the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Prisons Department and the Attorney-General’s Chambers to take all necessary action to protect people in detention facilities and those who…

LFL: Minister Mujahid should not have singled out Nur Sajat nor exerted inappropriate pressure on MCMC to take action against her

Press Statement Minister Mujahid should not have singled out Nur Sajat nor exerted inappropriate pressure on MCMC to take action against her 5 February 2020   Lawyers for Liberty is appalled that Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa has singled out Nur Sajat, who identifies as a woman, for criticism after she…

LFL: Singapore must withdraw unprecedented threat against lawyer M Ravi for acting for Malaysian death row prisoners in ‘neck-breaking’ case

Press Statement   Singapore must withdraw unprecedented threat against lawyer M Ravi for acting for Malaysian death row prisoners in ‘neck-breaking’ case   5 February 2020   We refer to the case filed last week by two Malaysian death row prisoners in the Singapore High Court for a stay of their execution, pending investigation of…