Little India Riot: Pro bono defence counsel assigned for 26 of the 28 workers charged

SINGAPORE - The Law Society said on Wednesday it will assign pro bono defence counsel to 26 of the 28 workers charged in relation to the Little India riot.

Here is the statement from the Law Society:

The Law Society's Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) will assign individual pro bono defence counsel to 26 of the 28 persons currently charged in relation to the Little India riot. The remaining 2 have engaged their own counsel.

Those lawyers are among the many who responded to the call for volunteers to represent the accused. The Law Society is grateful to these (and all) volunteers for their support and sacrifice.

 

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