Amos Yee Faces Three Charges In Court

Amos Yee, the 17-year-old teenager who made remarks about Lee Kuan Yew and who also challenged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to sue him in an eight-minute YouTube video was arrested on Sunday, will be charged on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

He faces three charges.

For the first charge, he will be charged for his deliberate intention to wound the religious or racial feelings of a person, which is an offence under Section 298 of the Penal Code. Upon conviction, the offence can be punished with jail of up to three years, or with a fine, or with both.

The second charge will be for circulating obscene material on his blog. The offence carries a punishment of a fine, or jail of up to three months, or both. The blog has been made private.

The third charge is for making threatening, abusive or insulting communication that is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. This is punishable by a fine of up to S$5,000.

The eight minute-long video, uploaded on March 27, shows Yee making insensitive comments about Christians. The video has since been made private.

The police said they received more than 20 reports on the video between last Friday and Sunday.



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