Teen blogger Amos Yee was found guilty Tuesday of insulting Christians in a video monologue and of distributing an obscene image of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew with former British leader Margaret Thatcher.
The 16-year-old Yee had faced three years in jail but instead will be put on probation. He was released on a bail of 10,000 Singapore dollars ($7,500) and probation officers will now interview him and his parents to determine what kind of probation he would receive and how long it would last. The result would be announced June 2.
Asked how he felt about the verdict, Yee — who was wearing a navy T-shirt and khaki shorts — told reporters: “I don’t know. I can’t decide. I don’t know if I should celebrate my release or mourn my sentence.”