Sunday, July 25, 2010

CBC News - Books - Singapore arrests author of death penalty book

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CBC News - Books - Singapore arrests author of death penalty book: "A British author who wrote a book critical of Singapore's death penalty has been arrested while touring with his book in the city state.

Alan Shadrake, a journalist who divides his time between Britain and Malaysia, has been charged with criminal defamation, which carries a penalty of up to two years in jail."