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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Singapore Refuses Entry to Radio Executive, Without Saying Why

Epoch Times: An executive of an independent radio network that focuses on Chinese human rights issues was refused entry to Singapore on Aug. 11. The broadcast network and commentators suspect the refusal relates to the Chinese regime’s influence over the Singaporean government, and have decried the move as a violation of media freedom.

As of Aug. 12, Liao Shuhui, President of Sound of Hope Radio Network’s Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia divisions, was being held at the Singapore airport. After being denied entry to the country she then refused to board a plane back to Taiwan, and so was detained by customs authorities....

Sound of Hope Radio is a primarily Mandarin Chinese service that reports on human and civil rights abuses on the mainland; it offers reports online, and provides a shortwave broadcast to China. In particular, the station reports on the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese communist regime.

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