This morning I woke up to find out that police had attempted to seize my friend Lynn’s phone, laptop and iMac, as part of their investigation into ex-SMRT bus driver’s allegations that they had been beaten during interrogation. They were unable to properly justify why it was relevant to take Lynn’s things. After Lynn called a lawyer it was settled that she would take her property down to the police headquarters in the afternoon and let them examine the things in her presence.
Below is my Storify of events as they unfurl.
After over 100 SMRT bus drivers went on strike in November 2012, five of the drivers were arrested and charged with inciting the strike. One has already been convicted, served his jail term and been repatriated to China. The others are awaiting trial.