Singaporean human rights lawyer Mr M Ravi, who recently completed a 21-day imprisonment, is now facing a S$10,000 cost order for court contempt. In response, he has reached out to the Singapore community for support, making an appeal on Facebook for assistance to fulfill the Attorney General’s demand to pay in full by 6 December.
International lawyers group UIA-IROL voiced grave concerns over Mr Ravi’s “disproportionate and unfair” 21-day imprisonment in a letter to LawSoc on Monday.
UIA-IROL urged LawSoc to ensure Mr Ravi’s access to chosen legal representation and advocated for mental health support due to his acknowledged illness.
Mr Ravi was recently released from imprisonment on Wednesday (22 Nov).
Renowned Singaporean human rights lawyer, M. Ravi, is globally celebrated for his relentless dedication to underprivileged rights.
The International Bar Association awarded him the prestigious 2023 IBA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Rights, acknowledging his exceptional advocacy efforts.
The Elections Department of Singapore (ELD) has disclosed that it filed police reports against Iris Koh, the Healing the Divide group’s founder with anti-COVID-19 vaccination views, and human rights lawyer M. Ravi.
Both face potential charges under the Presidential Elections Act for making posts during the cooling-off period.
M Ravi lodged an application urging Presidential candiate, Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s disqualification from the election due to past convictions.
He cited constitutional breaches and past fines for disclosing state secrets, questioning eligibility. Ravi’s live Facebook stream detailed the filing and donations supporting his stance.