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The judge concluded that Yee's 2015 arrest and convictions clearly constituted past persecution on account of Yee's political opinion.
'The history of mankind has gone on for thousands of years, and that of the Communist Party only a few decades. Perhaps one day when they collapse, your books will still exist.'
Two Chinese bloggers who detailed thousands of public protests await formal charges six months after being detained. There have also been reports of torture.
Teen blogger Amos Yee made headlines again and again with two convictions for wounding religious feelings in two years in Singapore. Now, he's spending Christmas in an adult correctional facility while seeking asylum in the U.S.
Online censorship in Thailand has become more draconian following the approval of additional legislation last week to curtail freedom of thought, Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang writes.
A Malaysian pro-government group has threatened to attack the offices of independent news portal Malaysiakini, but authorities are reluctant to take action.