The US court that granted local dissident Amos Yee asylum concluded that the Singapore government persecuted Yee on account of his political opinion, and that Yee is deserving of asylum as a matter of discretion.
Yee’s asylum status was granted last Friday (24 Mar), after a 3-month deliberation period.
He had been jailed twice in Singapore for wounding the religious feelings of Christians and Muslims after publishing and uploading a series of YouTube videos which attacked persons from those religious groups as well as Singapore’s late former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
Upon his release, Yee fled to the US in December last year where he has been detained.
This US Dept of Homeland Security has 30 days to appeal the court ruling.
This is the full report detailing the court’s judgment (click on each image to expand):