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2017/03/29 | Kirsten Han
Singapore Establishment Licks its Wounds after US Court says Amos Yee Persecuted for Political Views
‘Allowing immunity for hate speech only encourages the undermining of values in a functional democracy,’ said the head of the Law Society of Singapore.
2017/03/25 | Edward White
Blogger Amos Yee Granted Asylum in United States; Judge Slams Singapore's Persecution
The judge concluded that Yee's 2015 arrest and convictions clearly constituted past persecution on account of Yee's political opinion.
2016/12/29 | Kirsten Han
Amos Yee Awaits Appearance before US Immigration Judge
Singaporean teenage blogger Amos Yee remains detained in the United States while his application for political asylum is referred to an immigration judge.
2016/12/27 | Kirsten Han
Amos Yee Could Face Longer Detention Period for US Asylum Bid
The Singaporean teenage blogger was detained on Dec. 16 in Chicago after authorities discovered that he intended to seek asylum in the United States. His lawyer now says that it's possible he could be facing a longer period in jail.
2016/12/24 | Kirsten Han
BREAKING: Singaporean Blogger Detained Seeking Asylum in United States
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.
2016/09/29 | Edward White
Singapore to Jail Teenage Blogger
Controversial Singaporean blogger Amos Yee has been sentenced 38 days in prison for ‘intending to wound religious feelings.’
2016/08/30 | Edward White
Did the UN Redefine 'Hate Speech' over a Singaporean Blogger?
Singapore’s trial of a controversial blogger has led to a new standard for ‘hate speech,' an organization says.
2016/08/25 | Edward White
UPDATE: Amos Yee Pleads Guilty to Three Charges of ‘Wounding Religious Feelings’
'Prosecutor said I didn't have to wound religious feelings to have intended to wound religious feelings.'
2016/08/24 | Edward White
‘That’s a Couple of Weeks in Jail’ – Singaporean Blogger Tweets During Trial
Controversial blogger Amos Yee has pleaded guilty to two lighter charges, but still faces up to three years behind bars after turning down a plea bargain to charges of offending religious beliefs of Singaporeans.
2016/08/17 | Edward White
U.N. Backs Singaporean Blogger as More Jail Time Looms
The United Nations has slammed the Singaporean government as a 17-year-old blogger faces more time behind bars for 'wounding' religious feelings.
2015/08/09 | Yang
Singapore Teen Blogger Strikes Again
While Singapore was preparing for its nine-day national day celebration, 16-year-old Amos Yee was again publishing new videos on YouTube criticizing the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.