27 May '11, 3pm

Singapore jails UK author for 'insulting book': Singapore's highest court on Friday ordered a defiant 76-year-ol...

Singapore's highest court on Friday ordered a defiant 76-year-old British writer to serve six weeks in jail for contempt after he published a book denouncing judicial hangings in the city-state. Alan Shadrake, author of "Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock", said he could not afford to pay a Sg$20,000 ($16,150) fine on top of the prison term, resulting in another two weeks in jail. The freelance journalist, who has worked in Britain, the United States and Asia, laughed and joked with reporters after the Court of Appeal, his last legal resort, upheld the sentence imposed by a High Court judge in November. "I expected the decision. I am very sorry for Singapore. I'm not sorry for myself," he said after emerging from a packed courtroom. Shadrake was granted a request to start his jail term on Wednesday after he undergoes a medical test. He told reporters he ha...

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