Singapore/Malaysia: Surendran urges Singapore to drop charges against lawyer defending Malaysian on death row

August 20, 2019

International Human Rights lawyer M. Ravi speaks during a press conference in Petaling Jaya July 23, 2019. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

Lawyers for Liberty legal adviser N. Surendran today urged Singaporean authorities to stop persecuting lawyer M. Ravi, who is representing mentally challenged Malaysian death row inmate Nagaenthran Dharmalingam.

Singapore’s Attorney General had initiated action against Ravi by filing a complaint with the Singapore Law Society for allegedly “prejudicing the administration of justice”.

“The AG has filed a complaint on those grounds to the Singapore Law Society, which is likely to result in Ravi being barred from legal practice. In addition, contempt of court charges may also be brought against him.

“We condemn this high-handed action against M. Ravi and demand that Singapore drops all charges against him. We further demand that Singapore cease and desist from further threatening or interfering with the lawyers of the Malaysian death row prisoners.

“We also urge the Malaysian government to make urgent representations to Singapore in protest against the continual persecution and threats against the lawyers of Malaysian death row prisoners,’’ said Surendran in a statement today.

Surendran had previously likened Singapore’s treatment of those in death row to that of North Korea, claiming it has forgone norms that are observed under the international law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/08/20/surendran-urges-singapore-to-drop-charges-against-lawyer-defending-malaysia/1782338

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/176928

https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/national/group-slams-charges-against-lawyer-of-malaysian-on-death-row-in-singapore/ar-AAG32kN

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/08/20/drop-charges-against-lawyer-representing-malaysian-on-death-row-singapore-told

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AGC files complaint to Law Society against M Ravi for ICJ memo to Malaysian government over drug mule Nagaenthran’s case

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/m-ravi-returns-law-practice-after-reality-jolt-spurred-high-profile-incidents

International human rights lawyer, M Ravi gets back his practising certificate after four years

https://www.thesundaily.my/local/move-to-disbar-death-row-inmate-s-lead-counsel-in-singapore-CA1288631

Group slams charges against lawyer of Malaysian on death row in Singapore

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/488662

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M_Ravi

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