Urgent Appeal regarding the matter of Mr. Roy Ngerng and the Government of Singapore

A coalition of freedom of expression organisations such as Article 19, SEAPA, APC, Safenet, FMA, FDD, KITA, Empower, Asian Forum For Human Rights and Development on behalf of Mr. Roy Ngerng Yi Ling to support his request that an urgent appeal be made by the above named United Nations Special Rapporteurs to the Government of Singapore in respect of alleged violations of Mr. Ngerng’s right to freedom of expression, his right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and his rights as a human rights defender.

Mr. Ngerng is a popular blogger and human rights defender in Singapore, writing on issues of government transparency and accountability. He has also been a prominent organizer and participant in peaceful assemblies in Singapore.

Member of Coalition of Freedom of Expression:

Thomas Hughes, Executive Director, ARTICLE 19

Gayathry Venkiteswaran, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)

Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications

Damar Juniarto, Regional Coordinator, Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SafeNet)

Alan G. Alegre, Executive Director, Foundation for Media Alternatives

John Muhammad, Co-Founder, Forum Demokrasi Digital

Jac sm Kee & Sonia Randhawa, Directors, Centre for Independent Journalism

Evelyn Balais-Serrano, Executive Director, Asian Forum For Human Rights and Development

Zainal Abidin, Co-Founder, Koalisi Internet Tanpa Ancaman

Maria Chin Abdullah, Executive Director, Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower)

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