July 16, 2019
Lawyers For Liberty has reacted sharply to what it calls “threats made by the Singapore authorities against lawyer N Surendran.”
This comes after the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers sent a letter to its High Court saying that Surendran had made “scandalous allegations against Singapore and its legal system, including accusing Singapore of acting in total disregard of international legal norms and decent world opinion.”
“Coming from the attorney-general’s office in a formal note to the High Court, this amounts to a serious threat against Surendran,” LFL director Melissa Sasidaran said in a statement.
“Singapore is notorious for bringing contempt of court or criminal defamation charges against its critics. British author Alan Shadrake was similarly prosecuted and jailed in 2011 for making remarks on the death penalty in Singapore.”