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    Description"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 hub-but this hard-hitting investigation reveals disturbing truths about how and when the death penalty is applied. Including in-depth interviews with Darshan Singh-Singapore's chief executioner for nearly fifty years-and chilling accounts of high-profile cases, including the execution of Australian Nguyen Van Tuong, this is an horrific expose of the gross abuse of human rights. When this book was first published in Asia in July 2010, UK journalist Alan Shadrake was arrested and tried, then sentenced to jail-for daring to put the Singapore justice system in the dock. This revised and updated edition covers Shadrake's arrest, and his ongoing campaign against the death penalty as he prepares for his appeal."


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    Title
    Once a Jolly Hangman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Shadrake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742663739
    ISBN 10: 1742663737
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMS
    BIC subject category V2: JKV, JPVH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC030000
    BIC subject category V2: JFMC, 1FMS
    DC22: 364.66095957
    Thema V1.0: JPVH, JBFV, JKV
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    MURDOCH BOOKS
    Imprint name
    MURDOCH BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Millers Point
    Author Information
    Alan Shadrake is a renowned veteran investigative journalist and author whose 50-year career has taken him around the world. His book, Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock, was published in Singapore in July 2010. It was banned immediately and Alan was arrested, tried and found guilty on several charges and sentenced to a short stint in jail. He is currently appealing his sentence.