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UK AUTHOR ARRESTS BY SINGAPOREAN AUTHORITY ON DEFAMATION CHARGE

SINGAPORE — Singapore police have arrested a British author on charges of criminal defamation and contempt of court, a day after he launched a book on death penalty in the city-state.
The arrest was made pursuant to a report that was lodged by the government’s Media Development Authority on Friday, the Singapore police said in a statement.
  • Alan Shadrake, has also been served with an application by the attorney-general for “an order of committal for contempt of court,” it said.
  • Shadrake, who was arrested at a hotel yesterday, remained in police custody as the investigation was ongoing, a police spokesman said.
  • In an email to Reuters on July 3, Shadrake called himself a “British freelance journalist and author,” who had planned to launch his latest book “Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock” in the city-state two days ago.
  • The Straits Times reported on its website on Sunday that Shadrake was 75 and his 219-page book was filled with accounts of high-profile cases in Singapore involving the use of the death penalty. It also included interviews with the city-state’s former executioner.
Singapore imposes a death penalty for crimes such as murder and a mandatory death sentence for drug trafficking.
The crime rate on the island nation of 5 million people is among the lowest in the world.
Source: Reuters
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