16 Years Old Singapore Blogger Arrested & Charged for Insulting Country’s Founding Father & Christianity Back in Jail after Bailor Opts Out!
We reported about 2 months ago that a 16 years old blogger in Singapore, Amos Lee was arrested and charged in court for insulting the country’s founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity. Click here if you missed it!
It seems that the boy would now have to stay in jail while waiting for his trial to begin because the bailor has opted out and may lose his deposits because the boy violated the conditions of the bail by posting 2 additional UTube with the message ‘The ridiculous terms of my bail’ and ‘my abusive father,’ MalayOnline reports.
The judge Kessler Soh had earlier increased the bail from S$20,000 to S3$0,000 and his parents could not afford to pay the bail leading to a good samaritan Vincent Law coming forth to help the 16 years old boy by posting the bail.
The boy was earlier assaulted by a stranger outside the court. The stranger approached the boy and slapped him repeatedly. In a conservative Asian society like Singapore, stepping out of the line can elicit a very harsh and cruel punishment. Many of the freedom of expressions taken for granted in Western democracies such as sharing and posting of materials over the internet that are seen as controversial to political leaders and religion can be ruthlessly dealt with, even if the person is a minor.