“Demon-cratic Singapore” cartoon strip.
According to an August 6 article in the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Chew has been under police investigation since April for potential wrongdoing in several cartoons he drew for his Facebook comic strip, which he describes as a “totally fictional comic.” Police arrested Mr. Chew on April 19 and questioned him over alleged sedition after a citizen filed a police complaint against the cartoonist for certain comic strips that the person said were racially insensitive. These were not … [full story]
Our Board’s choice was based solely on reports from other non-governmental organizations, as CRNI was not able to establish any contact with the journalist, or his family. According to these sources, Mr Raslan, who is now 28, is still in prison at an unknown location in Syria. We know little about his present whereabouts or his condition. [full story]