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Amnesty International to monitor trial of opposition leader J B Jeyaretnam
From Amnesty International. 15 August 1997. Leading members of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), allege that Worker's Party leader Mr Jeyaretnam defamed them during the January 1997 election campaign.
J B Jeyaretnam - The use of defamation suits for political purposes
From Amnesty International. 15 October 1997. Libel damages awarded against opposition Workers' Party leader J B Jeyaretnam. AI considers the suit brought by the state was both unreasonable and unecessary and its resort to defamation suits is a politically-motivated tactic to silence critical views and curb opposition activity.

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