Open Appeal to American Citizens

Posted: August 8, 2008 in Uncategorized

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to bring to your attention a letter-writing campaign to the United States Congress. An American college girl, Amelia Fedo has written an open letter to U.S. Congress highlighting the plight of Gopalan Nair. I believe she intends to forward her letter to every single member of Congress.

“On May 29th, 2008, Mr. Nair published a blog entry criticizing Singapore judge Belinda Ang’s biased handling of the high-profile case of democratic activist Dr. Chee Soon Juan v. authoritarian former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, during which she favored Lee and denied the defendant, Dr. Chee, a fair trial. In response to Nair’s criticism of the judge on his blog, Singapore government officials arrested him on May 31 at the hotel where he was staying. He had been in Singapore since May 26th, and, prior to his arrest, had expected to return to his home in the United States on the third of June.”
Excerpt from Amelia’s letter

You may read the complete letter here:

I understand that in order for the campaign to secure the liberty of Gopalan Nair to be successful, more publicity is needed. And I would like to know if it would be possible for you and your fellow American citizens to start a letter-writing campaign to the United States Congress in conjunction with Miss Fedo’s efforts. If possible, a similar petition to the Singapore embassy in Washington would also be helpful.

Sincerely Yours,
Singa Crew


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