10 Jul '11, 1am

Singapore's

Singapore's

Seventy-six-year-old British author Alan Shadrake walks out of the High Court of Singapore after being sentenced to six weeks jail and fined 20,000 Singapore dollars (15,000 USD) for publishing a book critical of executions in the city-state on November 16, 2010. -- PHOTO: AFP A BRITISH author who spent five weeks in a Singapore prison for contempt after publishing a book questioning executions in the city-state was deported to London on Saturday. Alan Shadrake, 76, told AFP by mobile phone from Changi Airport before boarding a Singapore Airlines plane that he was in good health and 'very, very happy' to be free again. 'I am now waiting for take-off and I will be at Heathrow (airport),' said the freelance journalist, whose book Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock drew ire from the corridors of power in the former British colony. Shadrake said he had no regr...

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