It has been handed a blogger teen in jail after being found guilty by a Singapore court, “injuring religious feelings”.
Amos Yee will (17 years) spend six weeks in jail for publishing deliberately videos and
comments critical of Christianity and Islam.
Judge Aung Sun Haiyan Court said that Yi actions could “generate social unrest.”
It is the second teenager to prison within two years.
Yi was jailed for four weeks in 2015 for criticizing the Christians,
accused of insulting Lee Kuan Yew after he posted a video on the Internet in which he likened the Singapore leader late for Jesus Christ.
And it is considered a serious crime in the country that takes a zero tolerance for insults race and
religion approach this business.
Yi, who accompanied him to court on Thursday by his mother, and told reporters that the sentence was “fair”,
adding that he was “very remorseful.”
He watched the last trial, the teenager closely by human rights groups
who say that the case threatens freedom of expression.
Phil Robertson, said the Human Rights Watch Singapore now needs to review its approach in dealing with cases such as Yi, who are likely to benefit from the publicity.
“Every time the authorities go after him, it just adds to the audience via the Internet,” Robertson said in an email.
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