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Thirty IFEX members sign petition to Prime Minister Lee asking him to withdraw charges against Alan Shadrake

(RSF/IFEX) - 8 November 2010 - Join IFEX members in signing a petition to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong regarding the case of Malaysia-based British writer and journalist Alan Shadrake who is at risk of being sent to prison in Singapore for his book, "Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock" about the death penalty in Singapore.

Sign the petition here:,38642.html

Dear Prime Minister Lee,

We would like to draw your attention to the case of British writer and journalist Alan Shadrake, who is currently being tried in your country for writing a book about the death penalty. To our knowledge, there are no grounds for the contempt of court charge that the attorney-general's office has brought against him.

We therefore urge you to intercede with the appropriate authorities to get this charge withdrawn and to allow Mr. Shadrake to leave your country, as his health requires.


Reporters Without Borders
Association of Independent Electronic Media
Bahrain Center for Human Rights
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Cartoonists Rights Network International
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Centre for Independent Journalism - Malaysia
Ethiopian Freepress Journalists' Association
Freedom House
Free Media Movement
Human Rights Network for Journalists - Uganda
Independent Journalism Center - Moldova
Index on Censorship
Institute for the Studies on Free Flow of Information
Institute of Mass Information
Instituto Prensa y Sociedad de Venezuela
International Federation of Journalists
Maharat Foundation
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance
Media Watch
National Press Association
National Union of Somali Journalists
Observatoire pour la liberté de presse, d'édition et de création
Pacific Islands News Association
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms - MADA
PEN International
Public Association "Journalists"
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters - AMARC
World Press Freedom Committee

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