Vincent Cheng Kim Chuan

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Vincent Cheng Kim Chuan (钟金全) is a Singaporean Catholic social worker who was detained under the Internal Security Act during the 1987 Operation Spectrum for three years.

Controversy[edit]

In 1987, Cheng was one of the 22 Singaporeans branded as a "Marxist conspirator" and arrested under Operation Spectrum. He was the last detainee to be released.

On 1 January 1994, Amnesty International recognised him as a "prisoner of conscience."[1]

Cheng and his fellow detainees related some of their experiences, including physical torture,[2] in the book, That We May Dream Again, published in 2009.

Cheng has also recounted on his experiences in the blog Singaporerebel.[3] The NGO Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) wrote an official letter of inquiry[4] to the Internal Security Department over the issue.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Amnesty International Report 1994 - Singapore". Amnesty International. 1 January 1994.
  2. ^ Vincent Cheng: I still bear the scars
  3. ^ 23 years after Operation Spectrum : Ex-detainees recall mental and physical abuses
  4. ^ SFD queries ISD over Vincent Cheng affair

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