Singapore Teen Blogger Amos Yee Jailed Over Social Media Posts

Singapore Teen Blogger Amos Yee Jailed Over Social Media Posts

Amos Yee, a Singaporean high schooler blogger, has been sentenced to imprison for disputable religious posts that he composed and shared on online networking.


A court discovered him blameworthy Thursday of eight charges; six identify with "injuring religious feeling" and two are for his inability to turn up at a police headquarters when summoned.

"He has, on a few events, purposely chose to do hurt by utilizing hostile and offending words and debate motions to offend  of Christians and Muslims," composed main locale judge Ong Hian Sun in court reports acquired by CNN.
Singapore Teen Blogger Amos Yee Jailed Over Social Media Posts

The moppy-haired 17-year-old will serve six weeks in jail and has been requested to pay a $1,500 (2,000 Singapore dollars) fine.

A 'decent arrangement'

Yee told CNN by telephone that he'd been given a "decent arrangement" by the arraignment and said that he would not act outside the law later on.

"I imagine that on the off chance that I do keep on making basic online networking posts I'll post things that aren't unlawful," Yee, told CNN. "I surmise that will be conceivable."

Back in July 2015, Yee was kept for 53 days after he posted a tirade on YouTube adulating the demise of Singapore's first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, calling him "totalitarian" and contrasting him unfavorably with Jesus and Mao Zedong.
Singapore Teen Blogger Amos Yee Jailed Over Social Media Posts

He was later sentenced to three weeks in prison yet discharged given time as of now served.

Faultfinders said Yee's capture and resulting confinement highlighted the limitations on free discourse in Singapore. The Committee to Protect Journalists required the youngster's discharge.

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Different online networking posts made by Yee were displayed as proof against him in court.

"As his legal advisor, I'm fulfilled by the sentence and I've exhorted Amos not to bid," Yee's barrier legal counselor Nadarajan Kanagavjayan, told CNN.
Singapore Teen Blogger Amos Yee Jailed Over Social Media Posts

Yee had confessed to five of the eight charges.

"Given our circumstance and practices in Singapore, Amos' sentence is reasonable in light of the fact that you should likewise recall this isn't the first occasion when he brushes the law," Kanagavjayan, told CNN.