Drop the charges against pro-Palestine activists in Singapore

July 10, 2024
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The three arrestees outside a Singaporean court. Photo: CNA/Jeremy Long

Following the arrest of three pro-Palestine solidarity activists in Singapore, the following joint statement was initiated by the South East Asian Left Network and has been endorsed by 27 organisations across Asia and the Pacific.

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Joint Statement: Drop charges against pro-Palestine activists in Singapore

We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned over the prosecution of three activists in Singapore for organising Palestine solidarity action.

The three pro-Palestine solidarity activists, Annamalai Kokila Parvathi, Siti Amirah Mohamed Asrori, and Mossammad Sobikun Nahar, were charged in court on 27th June 2024, under the Public Order Act for organising an assembly or procession without a permit related to the Palestine solidarity actions on 2nd February 2024.

As part of the National Day of Solidarity with Palestine, about 70 people marched to the Presidential Palace on 2nd February 2024 to deliver letters calling for the Prime Minister of Singapore to stop the Singaporean government’s complicity in the genocide committed by the Zionist regime of Israel.

Instead of listening to the people’s demands to take concrete action to end genocide in Palestine, the Singaporean government has resorted to pressing criminal charges on those who are peacefully expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people.

We call upon the government of Singapore to:

• Withdraw all charges against activists who engage in peaceful solidarity actions for Palestine;

• Stop all investigations into and intimidation of peaceful solidarity actions for Palestine;

• Stop being complicit in the genocide in Palestine committed by the Zionist regime of Israel by cutting off all links with Israel.

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Endorsed by:

  1. Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), Malaysia
  2. Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), Philippines
  3. Socialist Worker Thailand
  4. Konfederasi Pergerakan Rakyat Indonesia (KPRI), Indonesia
  5. Marsinah.id, Indonesia
  6. Perempuan Mahardhika, Indonesia
  7. Perserikatan Sosialis, Indonesia
  8. People’s Liberation Party, Indonesia
  9. Praxis, Indonesia
  10. Sembada Bersama, Indonesia
  11. East Cinema, Indonesia
  12. Socialist Alliance, Australia
  13. Socialist Alternative, Australia
  14. Solidarity, Australia
  15. Jews Against The Occupation 1948, Australia
  16. Palestine Action Group Sydney, Australia
  17. Trade Unionists for Palestine, Australia
  18. Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, India
  19. Gabungan Marhaen, Malaysia
  20. People Like Us Support Ourselves (PLUsos)
  21. Socialist Aotearoa, New Zealand
  22. Haqooq Khalq Party, Pakistan
  23. CoRRECT Movement, Philippines
  24. Green Party of the Philippines
  25. Socialist People’s Forum, Sri Lanka
  26. Ecosocialism 2024 Conference
  27. Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT)

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