Singapore jails teen blogger Amos Yee for anti-religion posts

A teenage blogger has been handed a prison sentence after he was found guilty by a Singapore court of “wounding religious feelings”.

Amos Yee, 17, will spend six weeks in jail for deliberately posting videos and comments critical of Christianity and Islam.

Judge Ong Hian Sun told the court that Yee’s actions could “generate social unrest”.

It is the teenager’s second prison sentence in two years.

  • xavier

    Gee what a surprise. This the same government that sent him to a psychiatric prision. No his real crime was to dissolve Lee Kwan Yew when he just died. Trust me given what’she happening get to Christians in the U.S. Canada and the Mideast
    Amos is particularly harmless and rather clichéd.

    • Just a kid for sure.

      • xavier

        Yeah but the animus thatvthe current PM showed (he’s the son) caused a lot of disquiet in the country. Even the UN butted in and that was a loss of face

  • Jabberwokk

    I disagree with this course of action. We either have the freedom to choose our destiny or we don’t.

  • UCSPanther

    I have heard Singapore referred to as a “one-party police state”, and one that has been described as “too perfect”.

    Definitely could be considered the inspiration for the setting in “Mirror’s Edge”…