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Amos Yee Freed Following 4-Week Backdated Jail Sentence

Amos Yee walked out of court a free boy today.

The 16-year-old was sentenced to 4 weeks in jail and this term was backdated to 2 Jun.

So after having spent more than 50 days in remand, he’s good to go free.

Yee was found guilty of making remarks that hurt religious feelings of Christians, and circulating obscene imagery.

All this in te form of a YouTube video criticising Lee Kuan Yew and Christians.

A charge against him for statements against the late Lee was withdrawn.

Yee’s lawyers intend to appeal the 4-week jail sentence.

His lawyer, Alfred Dodwell, said:

“Let’s not run away with the idea that just because he’s remorseful and stuff, that is in relation to the social context. Whether this was a crime or not, still remains a question we want to determine in High Court.”

Yee has been remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for the past two weeks to assess his suitability for a mandatory treatment order.

This, after a doctor assessing his suitability for Reformative Training said that Yee may have autism-spectrum disorder.

Some 500 people turned up at Hong Lim Park yesterday in protest against Yee’s remand, demanding that he be freed.

Yee has agreed to go for counselling.

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