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We, The Citizens

This is We, The Citizens, a newsletter covering Singapore from a rights-based perspective.

I'm Kirsten Han, a freelance journalist and activist. You'll find more of an introduction here.

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The Kaya Toast Mini-Mentorship returns!

I announced [https://www.wethecitizens.net/introducing-the-kaya-toast-mini-mentorship-programme/] the Kaya Toast Mini-Mentorship Initiative on 6 June last year, and the first batch of mentees [https://www.wethecitizens.net/announcing-the-first-kaya-toast-writers/] on 2 July. Of the six applicants selected, two pieces made it all the way to completion, and were published here [https:

The Kaya Toast Mini-Mentorship returns!
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Primer: Civil and political rights in Singapore

Most subscribers of We, The Citizens are Singaporeans, or people who have an interest in/familiarity with Singapore and its politics. But I often meet people who would like to learn more, particularly in relation to politics, democracy, and civil liberties. I hope this primer will be helpful! Feel free

Primer: Civil and political rights in Singapore
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FAQ: The death penalty for drugs in Singapore

The following is based on observations made and research done in the course of campaigning against the death penalty and working with the families of death row inmates, which I have been doing since 2010. Efforts have been made over the years to verify information, but given the scarcity of

FAQ: The death penalty for drugs in Singapore

Recent Posts

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WTC Long Read: The death row prisoners’ Zoom meeting

This is a weekly wrap that isn't really like a weekly wrap — it's a chonky issue mainly focused on one story. There was just so much detail I wanted to include that I couldn't condense it into a single section. Subscribe to We, The CitizensTip via Ko-Fi (in USD) “Think

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Changi Prison turns into a slaughterhouse

Here we are at another Saturday! Apologies for not sending out a weekly wrap last weekend; as I explained in an email to Milo Peng Funders, I’ve been grappling with burn-out (among other things) and ended up just having to give up on work last Friday/Saturday. I’ve

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“Sweet child, where do we go now?”

Nazeri bin Lajim begged the Court of Appeal for a little more time. Just one or two weeks, he said. They refused.