Teen who hit LKY free from jail

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Teen who hit LKY free from jail

WALLACE WOON

Amos Yee, the Singaporean teenager behind online attacks on former premier Lee Kuan Yew was given a four-week jail term Monday but freed in view of time served. Yee was accused of offending Christians and posting an obscene image. The 16 year-old boy was jailed for 3 weeks for wounding religious feelings in an expletive-laden YouTube video comparing Lee Kuan Yew to Jesus, which was posted after the independence leader’s death in March. He also received a one-week jail term for posting an obscene drawing of Lee and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Yee’s case gained international attention after critics of the long-ruling People’s Action Party, co-founded by Lee Kuan Yew, said he was a victim of censorship and excessive punishment. It has divided public opinion in the city-state, with some attacking Yee for insulting both Christianity and Lee Kuan Yew.

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