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(中英文版)国际人权联合会发表声明 International Federation for Human Rights Press release

国际人权联合会

国际人权联合会发表声明:

呼吁新加坡政府撤销提告三名和平行动的抗议者

2016年2月23日巴黎:新加坡政府必须立即撤销针对三名和平抗议者的的所有提告,并且遵循国际人权准则确保和平集会的自由权利。

韩慧慧素苗社会运动活跃分子韩慧慧(24岁)和她的支持者高祐榜 (Koh Yew Beng)(60岁)及刘慧洙(Low Wai Choo)(56岁)将于2106年2月24在新加坡国家法院继续他们在2015年10月16日被国家法院的判决。

他们三个人是在刑事法令第290部分(造成非法伤害他人)条款和国家园林使用条例的规制法23(2)(b)下,于2014年9月27日在芳林公园演讲者角落举行和平示威时被控告的。他们在芳林公园举行和平示威的目的是要求新加坡政府在管理公积金政策采取更加透明的政策。

假设三名被告罪名成立,他们将会面对1千元新币的罚款。韩慧慧小姐同时也面对另一项控状是组织‘非法游行示威’,这项罪状罪名如果成立将会面对5千元新币的罚款。假设韩慧慧小姐的罚款超过新币2千元,她将在未来5年里失去参与国家的选举资格。

国际人权联合会主席Karim Lahidji(FIDH President Karim Lahidji)说,

“(新加坡)政府必须立即停止这样的骚扰性的司法行为对付这三名抗议者。同时撤销对他们进行的声音的指控。(新加坡)政府必须承诺修改有关限制和平自由集会的法律法规。必须符合国际人权准则。”

于2016年1月27日在瑞士日内瓦举行的第二次国际人权普遍定期审查(UPR)期间,新加坡政府已经收到六项建议。这些建议是要求(新加坡)政府确保认识到和平集会的自由权利。新加坡政府代表团的回应是确认了限制对于在履行这项权利方面是需要确保“社会的正常秩序和稳定”。这与国际所接受(举行和平集会自由的权利)的准则是有巨大的落差的。国际(举行和平集会自由的权利)的要求准则是任何限制和平自由集会的权利是需要和适度的。国际(举行和平集会自由的权利)的要求准则同时强调和平集会的原则是设定为遵循法律和认定不会给公共秩序造成连续性的危害性。

请与以下人士联系:

FIDH: Mr. Arthur Manet (法语、英语和西班牙语) – 电话: +33672284294 (法国巴黎)
FIDH: Ms. Audrey Couprie (法语、英语和西班牙语) – 电话: +33648059157(法国巴黎)

International Federation for Human Rights
Press release
Singapore: Drop charges against three peaceful protestors

Paris, 23 February 2016: The Singaporean government must immediately drop all charges against three peaceful protestors and guarantee the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in accordance with international human rights standards, FIDH said today.

Activists Hui Hui Han, 24, and her supporters Mr. Koh Yew Beng (60) and Ms. Low Wai Choo (56) will appear before Singapore’s State Court on 24 February 2016 for the continuation of their trail, which was last adjourned on 16 October 2015.

韩慧慧素苗The three face charges under Section 290 of the Criminal Code (causing a public nuisance) and Regulation 23(2)(b) of the Parks and Trees Regulations for participating in a peaceful demonstration at Hong Lim Park’s Speakers’ Corner on 27 September 2014 that called for transparency in the Singaporean government’s management of the Central Provident Fund (CPF).

If found guilty, the three face a fine of up to 1,000 Singapore dollars (SGD). Ms. Han faces an additional charge of organizing an ‘illegal demonstration’, which carries a penalty of up to SGD5,000. If Ms. Han’s fine exceeds SGD2,000, she would also be barred from standing for election for five years.

“The government should immediately end the judicial harassment against the three protestors and drop all charges against them. The government must also undertake a reform of laws and regulations that restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and bring them in line with international human rights standards,” said FIDH President Karim Lahidji.

During Singapore’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 27 January 2016, Singapore received six recommendations that urged the government to ensure the realization of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. The government delegation responded by justifying the severe restrictions on the exercise of this right with the need to ensure “society’s need for order and stability.” These criteria fall short of internationally accepted standards, which require that any restrictions to the right to freedom of peaceful assembly be necessary and proportionate. International standards also stress the principle that a peaceful assembly should be presumed lawful and deemed as not constituting a threat to public order.

Press contacts

FIDH: Mr. Arthur Manet (French, English, Spanish) – Tel: +33672284294 (Paris)
FIDH: Ms. Audrey Couprie (French, English, Spanish) – Tel: +33648059157 (Paris)

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