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Remembering 22 Singapore victims of ISA

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On 21 May 1987, 22 young social workers, lawyers, businessmen, theatre practitioners and other professionals were detained without trial under Singapore’s internal security law and accused of “being members of a dangerous Marxist conspiracy bent on subverting the PAP ruled government by force, and replacing it with a Marxist state.” A second wave of arrests took place on 20 June the same year.

On 21 May 2009, which marked the 22nd anniversary of ‘Operation Spectrum’, a group of concerned Singaporeans demonstrated against the treatment of the detainees who were detained without trial under the ISA. 
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