Singapore’s political environment remains overwhelmingly repressive, with serious restrictions on free expression, association, and peaceful assembly through overly broad criminal laws and regulations. In 2023, the authorities carried out the highest number of executions for drug-related offenses in over a decade, including the first woman put to death in 20 years. The government aggressively enforces a sweeping “online falsehoods” law that permits government ministers to order the “correction” or removal of online content, and uses the Foreign Interference (Counter-Measures) Act (FICA) to restrict interactions with foreigners. There are no legal protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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