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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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Featured Posts

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Primer: Civil and political rights in Singapore (updated November 2022)

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 (updated November 2022)
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FAQ: The death penalty for drugs in Singapore (updated August 2022)

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 (updated August 2022)

Recent Posts

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Inadequate information, inadequate understanding

This week: A commentary asking the questions lots of Singaporeans have about the decision not to prosecute former senior management of KOM for their roles in a ginormous bribery scandal vanishes off the Singapore Law Watch website.

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Sixty years since Operation Coldstore

On the 60th anniversary of Operation Coldstore, former political detainees are demanding an apology and compensation from the PAP government for the injustices they have experienced.

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Wrongful imprisonment and questions about Singapore and Myanmar

This week: Catching up on the news of a man being awarded $20,000 for wrongful imprisonment, and on a report that implicates Singapore in Myanmar's weapons production.