Monday, August 30, 2010


BACKGROUND: The 75-year-old free-lance British journalist was arrested by Singapore authorities in July, 2010, on criminal charges in connection with his new book, "Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock," and then held overnight before being released. Once a Jolly Hangman — Singapore justice in the dock," is a searing exposee of the abuses of that country's death penalty law. Proponents of free speech throughout the world have denounced this ugly abuse of power by a nation which clearly fears what the public learn when its death penalty laws come under scrutiny.


An early report indicates that three days have been scheduled for Alan Shadrock's trial: October 18 to October 20, 2010 (Three full days); Details to follow.


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be accessed at:

For a breakdown of some of the cases, issues and controversies this Blog is currently following, please turn to:

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;;