Australia’s Greens Party writes to PM over Dr Chee’s charges

February 24, 2008
Singapore Democrats

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister’s Office
Orchard Road
Istana
Singapore 238823

Dear Prime Minister,

I am writing on behalf of The Australian Greens to express deep concerns at the news that charges of ‘speaking in public without a permit’ have been laid against Dr Chee Soon Juan of the Singapore Democratic Party and his colleague.

We respectfully ask that Dr Chee not be forced to face further charges that limit his human right to free speech and that he and his colleagues be allowed to continue their advocacy for democracy and human rights in South East Asia.

The Australian Greens take a keen interest in the promotion of democracy and human rights in our region and as a Senator I have and will continue to raise matters like the plight of Dr Chee in the Australian Federal Parliament.

Thank you for your consideration of this matter. We will continue to watch developments in Dr Chee’s case with interest.

Yours sincerely,

Senator Kerry Nettle
[email protected]

Dear Prime Minister,

I am writing on behalf of the Summer Hill-Ashfield Greens, a branch of the Australian Greens Party to express deep concerns at the news that charges of ‘speaking in public without a permit’ have been laid against Dr Chee Soon Juan of the Singapore Democratic Party and his colleague.

We respectfully ask that Dr Chee not be forced to face further charges that limit his human right to free speech and that he and his colleagues be allowed to continue their advocacy for democracy and human rights in South East Asia.

The Australian Greens take a keen interest in the promotion of democracy and human rights in our region and as a local group within a jurisdiction with a high Southeast and East Asian populations; we will endeavour to highlight these matters with these local communities in the near future.

We will continue to watch developments in Dr Chee’s case with interest.

Yours sincerely,

Caroleena Wigbout
Secretary
Summer Hill Ashfield Greens
Australia