Foreign Office Minister welcomes release of British author from jail in Singapore

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Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne welcomed British author Alan Shadrake's release from jail in Singapore.

Commenting on the release today, he said:

“I welcome Alan Shadrake’s release. It is regrettable that Mr Shadrake served time in jail for expressing his personal views on the Singaporean legal system. The British Government continues to call on all countries, including Singapore, to recognise the right to the freedom of expression.”