Posted by: becketfund | April 16, 2008

Singapore: Couple Charged with Sedition for Distributing Religious Materials

SINGAPORE – Two Singaporeans, Dorothy Chan Hien Leng and Ong Kian Cheong, have been charged under the Sedition Act and the Undesirable Publications Act after giving an Evangelical Christian publication to two people last year Agence France-Presse reported on April 16.  Specific details of the publication are unknown, though it allegedly contained a negative portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed.  Singapore is known to take severe action against anyone who is thought to have increased tensions in the community, previously jailing two men for anti-Muslim blogs and warning another for posting cartoons online which mocked Jesus Christ.

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