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国际法律家委员会:停止恐吓在新加坡的博客

转载自;http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2016/06/icj-end-harassment-bloggers-singapore/

国际法律家委员会(以下简称“ICJ”)刚刚就(新加坡政府)展开调查(在武吉巴督补选冷静日期间)涉及到两名个别人士(张素兰和鄞玉林)以及一家政治博客网站《新加坡独立网站》(The Independent Singapore TISG) 上载了有关破坏国会选举法令发表声明。

 声明全文如下:

国际法律家委员会(以下简称ICJ”)就(新加坡政府)展开调查(在武吉巴督补选冷静日期间)涉及到两名个别人士(张素兰和鄞玉林)以及一家政治博客网站《新加坡独立网站》(The Independent Singapore “TISG”) 上载了有关破坏国会选举法令发表声明

 声明全文如下

 “ICJ”注意到近期在新加坡博客遭受恐吓和骚扰的事件,这起事件时有新加坡的警方执行的

在过去几天,四名博客的住家被抄家。在没有合法的程序或者符合国际司法标准的正当理由的情况下,他们的手机和手提电脑被没收了

“ICJ”强烈要求新加坡政府停止这样的恐吓行为。(新加坡政府)必须确保所有博客在不正当干预或者他们行使表达自由的权利的情况下受到保护

“ICJ”负责亚洲太平洋区域负责人Sam Zarifi 说,

“(新加坡政府)通过此次这样对博客们进行的骚扰和恐吓行为,已经说明了(新加坡政府)完全藐视人权和法律法规”

他补充说,

“新加坡政府必须立即停止恐吓那些为公开表达自己的政治观点的公民。新加坡警方采取对付4名博客的行动,不仅仅是构成对言论自由和表达自由的一种攻击性行为,同时是践踏了他们的隐私权力。”

2016年5月27日,新加坡选举局向警方报案指控博客鄞玉林和张素兰以及独立新闻网站《新加坡独立》(The Independent Singapore)在投票日前(即冷静日)是在有关文章是破坏了选举条例的

在新加坡的选举法令下,在选举前的24小时是禁止进行任何的竞选宣传活动的。它们把这一天成为“冷静日”

鄞玉林和张素兰被指控在自己的社交网站户头里发表支持反对党候选人徐顺全先生的言论

与此同时,《新加坡独立》(The Independent Singapore)被指控在冷静日期间上载了大量的有关这次补选的文章

“ICJ”认为,

新加坡选举法的规定或解释是在投票日前的24小时,全面严禁对特定的候选人的表达政治看法,这项禁令包括了没有任何包括私人交换意见。在国际认可的标准条件下,这样的法律约定是无法构成为一个正当和合理的行为。它与国际认可的限制自由表达意见和言论自由的标准的不符合

在今年较早的时候,他们正在进行第二轮的“环球定期检讨”会上说过

“没有任何一个新加坡人将会因为批评政府或其政策而遭到起诉。”

代表团强调新加坡的宪法确保表达言论的自由

“环球定期检讨”会议上,新加坡政府也接受了其他国家的建议

“确保(公民)享有全面的言论自由和表达自由的权力。”

“ICJ”要求新加坡政府仍然维持他们在最近举行的“环球定期检讨”会议上所做的承诺,并尊重博客们拥有自由表达的权利

 

 ICJ: End harassment of bloggers in Singapore

 

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has just issued a statement on the investigation launched upon two individuals (Roy Ngerng and Teo Soh Lung) and a social political blog, The Independent Singapore (TISG) in relation to alleged violations of the Parliamentary Election Act.

Full statement by ICJ below

The ICJ is alarmed by the intimidation and harassment experienced by bloggers in Singapore recently, perpetrated by police authorities.

In the last few days, the homes of four bloggers were raided and their phones and laptops confiscated, without the legal process or justification required by international standards.

The ICJ strongly urges the Government of Singapore to stop this harassment and ensure that bloggers are protected against such unjustified interference with or reprisals for the exercise of their right to freedom of expression

“By resorting to this kind of harassment and intimidation of bloggers, Singapore is showing complete disregard for human rights and the rule of law,” said Sam Zarifi, ICJ’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

“The Government of Singapore must stop intimidating citizens who express their political opinions openly. The actions taken by the Singaporean police against the four bloggers do not only constitute an attack on freedom of opinion and expression in the country, but also clearly violates their right to privacy,” he added.

On 27 May 2016, the Election Department of Singapore filed police reports alleging that bloggers Roy Ngerng and Teo Soh Lung, and The Independent Singapore, an independent news website, violated the rules against election advertising ahead of polling day.

Under Singapore’s election rules, campaigning is prohibited 24-hours prior to polling day, which is called the “Cooling-Off Day”.

Roy Ngerng and Teo Soh Lung were alleged to have written posts on their social media accounts expressing support for the opposition candidate, Mr. Chee Soon Juan.

The Independent Singapore, on the other hand, was alleged to have published articles that amount to election advertising.

The ICJ considers that provisions or interpretations of Singapore’s election laws that would impose a sweeping ban on all political expression in relation to particular candidates in a 24-hour period prior to polling day, including the expression of opinions by private individuals without remuneration, cannot constitute a demonstrably justified and proportionate restriction on freedom of opinion and expression under international standards

Early this year, the delegation representing the Government of Singapore said as it went through the 2nd cycle of the Universal Periodic Review that

“no one in Singapore is prosecuted for criticizing the government or its policies.”

The delegation emphasized that

Singapore’s Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of expression.

The Government of Singapore also accepted recommendations made by other States at the Universal Periodic Review to

“ensure the full enjoyment of the right to freedom of expression”.

It also accepted the recommendation

to protect bloggers from persecution and harassment for the exercise of their human rights.

The ICJ urges the Government of Singapore to remain true to the commitments it made during the recent Universal Periodic Review and respect the right to freedom of expression of bloggers.

 

转载自;http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2016/06/icj-end-harassment-bloggers-singapore/

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