Alan Shadrake, who is facing trial in Singapore on contempt of court and defamation charges, has said he "will give as good as I get" in court because he doesn't "believe in backing down from bullies".
In his first interview since he was arrested last Sunday, he told British Weekly, a publication for British expats in California, that he would not be cowed by the aggressive response from the Singapore government to his new book on the death penalty in the strictly-controlled city-state.
"I’d write that book again," he said. "Although they are giving me a very gruelling time here – every day I am interrogated for eight to ten hours, often covering the same ground - I would write the book again in a heartbeat. I am not allowed to have an attorney to be present when I am questioned. But I’m not going to be cowed. I’m looking forward to my day in court."