Shadrake Singapore sentencing delayed by a week


British journalist Alan Shadrake is going to have to wait another week to find out what his sentence is after being convicted of contempt of court in Singapore.

Reuters reports that Judge Quentin Loh said he needed more time to decide on the penalty for the 76-year-old, who could face a jail term, fine or both.

Shadrake was convicted over his book,  Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock, which discusses Singapore’s use of capital punishment and alleges that well-connected defendants, particularly in drugs cases, often get off relatively lightly while the poor and less well-connected are sentenced to death.

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