Peter Lloyd slips out back door of Singapore jail
ABC journalist Peter Lloyd was able to leave by a secure rear-door entrance, which was extremely unusual. A local media representative said to take an accused person out the back door must have involved high level clearance.
Federal government officials last night denied there was any special treatment given to the well-respected foreign correspondent, but locals said told The Daily Telegraph it was almost unprecedented.
With the toll of his ordeal weighing heavily on his face, Lloyd faced Singapore's Subordinates Court yesterday afternoon, handcuffed and wearing an orange prison-issue jumpsuit.
He looked gaunt and thin as his lawyer asked a judge to push through his release on bail.
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