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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.

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Thread: On 2022's killing spree and the need for action

A thread on the #deathpenalty in #Singapore, execution notices, the number of people on death row right now, why 2022 is shaping up to be a bloodbath, and what you can do if you believe in abolition: 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 1/ There are ≈60 people on death row in #Singapore now. As far

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Who gets to decide what is a “forum for advocacy”?

This week: Sri Lanka's former president touches down in Singapore, the state continues on its killing spree, and NUS shows that it prefers its students compliant.

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FICA slips into force as the state executes two

This week: Kalwant Singh and Norasharee bin Gous hanged in Changi Prison, part of FICA comes into force, and prison conditions get addressed in Parliament.

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School Colours, by Sujatha Raman

The following is an excerpt from a chapter of What We Inherit: Growing Up Indian, an anthology published by the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) telling the stories of Indian women (and a few men) in Singapore. What We Inherit is now available for pre-order — the link

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Hangings don’t save lives

I hope everyone has had a better week than me because I’ve been ill most of this week. 😭 It feels like my body has finally put its foot down and gone, “Nope.” At first I thought Covid finally caught up to me, but I keep testing negative so I

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Slogans on T-shirts and overstaying welcomes

This week: The Ministry of Manpower says a migrant worker poet has "overstayed his welcome", and the police literally confiscated the shirt off my back.

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🏳️‍🌈 It’s not enough to get rid of S377A

This week: Support for S377A drops under 50%. HIV non-disclosure laws don't make any sense anymore. And why are migrant workers still subjected to discriminatory treatment?