Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Human Rights Foundation to Lee Hsien Loong on Dr Chee Soon Juan

Oslo Freedom Forum CEO and President of Human Rights Foundation Thor Halvorssen has written to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, asking him to lift the ban on Dr Chee Soon Juan's travel so that he can make the trip to Oslo, Norway to speak at the Forum.

The letter has been copied to diplomats, NGOs and news agencies around the world. Several online newspapers including Huffington Post, Daily Caller, Washington Post, and The Republic [p.s. and Yahoo!News] have carried the news. 

The Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store has answered a question in the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, with the following: “The case regarding Dr. Chee Soon Juan has been addressed by the Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore, who has asked the Singaporean authorities to reconsider their decision.” (see the news report at the end of this post.)


Two faces of Singapore: opposition leader Chee Soon Juan,
and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (WikiMedia Commons)
An Open Letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

Thor Halvorssen, President of Human Rights Foundation  (source1, source2)

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