Summary of the Situation in Singapore and the Governments Illegal Charges against Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Coinciding with CCP 610 Office head Li Lanqiangs visit to Singapore, the Singapore authorities have brought a series of unreasonable charges against Falun Gong practitioners. Obviously, the Singapore government is bowing to pressure and creating incidents of persecution in order to curry favor with the CCP. The following are some of the illegal charges brought against Falun Gong practitioners by the Singapore government.
On July 10, 2006, Singapore police brought charges against nine Falun Gong practitioners in Singapore for "assembly without permit" for the dissemination of truth-clarification materials about Falun Gong and flyers supporting five million people quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations along Orchard Road and Orchard Underpass on October 22 to 23, 2005. On July 14, the nine practitioners appeared in court and all pleaded not guilty. The judge extended the case for one week for eight practitioners until July 21st, and another practitioner was given three weeks extension until August 4, 2006.
On July 20, 2006, three Falun Gong practitioners, including Ng Chye Huay, Erh Boon Tiong, and Chen Peiyu meditated while on hunger strike in front of the Chinese Embassy to protest the CCPs persecution of Falun Gong that has persisted for seven years. The same morning, the police arrested them and charged them with "harassment by displaying insulting writings-with common intention." The three practitioners appeared in Subordinate Court the next day (July 21st) and denied the charge. The judge allowed them to be bailed out. Because they did not have a lawyer representing them, the judge ordered them to be back in court on July 28.
On July 21, eight practitioners appeared in the 23rd courtroom for the hearing. As none of them had a lawyer to represent them, the judge told them to be back in court on July 28.
Currently, ten practitioners will appear in court again on July 28, (Friday).
At present, Falun Gong practitioners around the world have delivered petition letters to Singapore embassies and consulates in their respective countries, calling on the Singapore government to withdraw the charges against the practitioners, and not to bow to pressure from the CCP to persecute Falun Gong.