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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, activist, and cat slave. I run this newsletter because I want to bring people independent (and sometimes irreverent) reporting, commentary, and perspectives from my home country.

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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

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Capital punishment in the news

We, The Citizens is a newsletter covering Singapore with a focus on politics, democracy, human rights, and social justice. These weekly wraps are free to access—feel free to forward them on to anyone you like! Milo Peng Funders keep this newsletter running, as well as supporting my other independent

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Singapore’s anti-racism efforts assessed at the United Nations

Milo Peng Funders keep this newsletter running, as well as supporting my other independent writing and civil society work, so please become one if you can! You can also tip me on my Ko-Fi page. Singapore evaluated on its anti-racism effortsSingapore was before the Committee on the Elimination of Racial

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Locking down the already locked up

Milo Peng Funders keep this newsletter running, as well as supporting my other independent writing and civil society work, so please become one if you can! You can also tip me on my Ko-Fi page. 🚨 LOBANG ALERT! 🚨 It was my birthday on Thursday, and Ghost has now rolled out the