Monday, July 19, 2010

Singapore arrests British writer for defamation

Washington Post
July 19, 2010

Singapore has arrested a British author as part of a criminal defamation investigation related to his book on the city-state's death penalty policy, police said Monday.

Alan Shadrake, 75, was in Singapore to promote the book and was arrested Sunday, police said in a statement.

He hosted an event Saturday promoting "Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock."