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Singapore: UK attorney general's unusual court application over Shadrake
22 Nov 2010
BY WILLIAM CLOWES

The Attorney General’s Office today made an unprecedented application for the court to remind Alan Shadrake of his right to seek leave of the court if he wants to leave Singapore. This implies that if his defence team applies for Shadrake to leave the jurisdiction, the prosecution would not contest it. Last Tuesday, he was sentenced to six weeks in prison for “scandalising the court” in his book Once A Jolly Hangman. Shadrake, who appealed the sentence last week, has said that he will consider the offer.

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