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Alleged global match-fixer freed in Singapore

A Singaporean businessman accused by Interpol of running a global football match-fixing ring was freed on appeal Wednesday after more than two years of detention, state prosecutors said. Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 and held under a special law allowing detention without trial, was set free after the Court of Appeal ruled that he posed no danger to public safety and order.

The Attorney-General’s Chambers, which handles prosecutions of criminal cases, told AFP it “will study carefully the Court of Appeal’s written grounds of decision before determining any course of action”. 

Singapore authorities had invoked the law, normally used against gangsters, to arrest Tan due to the difficulty of finding evidence and witnesses against him. Such detentions are subject to annual review by the minister of home affairs. 
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