Once a Jolly Hangman
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When this book was first published in Asia in July 2010 UK journalist Alan Shadrake was arrested and tried then sentenced to jailfor daring to put the Singapore justice system in the dock. This revised and updated edition covers Shadrakes arrest and his ongoing campaign against the death penalty as he prepares for his appeal.Singapore has one of the highest execution rates per capita in the world. Its government claims that only the death penalty can deter drug dealers from using their country as a transport hubbut this hard-hitting investigation reveals disturbing truths about how and when the death penalty is applied.Including in-depth interviews with Darshan SinghSingapores chief executioner for nearly fifty yearsand chilling accounts of high-profile cases including the execution of Australian Nguyen Van Tuong this is an horrific exposé of the gross abuse of human rights.
- Murdoch Books, May 2011
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