Singapore teen blogger pleads guilty to charges of insulting Muslims

Breaking News September 28, 2016 14:05

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Singapore - Singaporean teen blogger Amos Yee on Wednesday pleaded guilty to three charges of hurting the religious feelings of Muslims.



The three charges are the last of eight that he has pled guilty to.
The others include three charges for similar offences and two for allegedly failing to show up for a police interview.
The charges of wounding religious feelings were related to a photograph and two videos posted on his social media accounts from November 2015 to May.
Police said 24 complaints were lodged against him following those posts.
Yee, 17, had initially denied all eight charges, but changed his plea over the course of the trial.
If convicted, he can be jailed for up to three years, receive a fine, or both.
Yee first made headlines in March 2015 when he was arrested after publishing a rant on YouTube criticising both Christianity and Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, shortly after his death.
He was sentenced to four weeks in jail last year for hurting religious sentiment.
- DPA
 

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