Amos Yee was put in physical danger after a dangerous inmate targeted him and other Asians in jail in an attempt to steal food and tokens from his victims!
Activists in support of Amos Yee in the US gave an update on his status in prison, where he is still incarcerated while awaiting his trial to attain asylum in America.
Amos Yee had been granted asylum by a US immigrations judge, but US Department of Home Affairs is appealing his sentence, which means Amos Yee will still remain in jail until the outcome of his appeals is determined.
Read their update here.
"Recently in prison Amos has been repeatedly robbed by a man named Emmanuel Reyes, also known as “Bubba.”
Reyes is a 6’4” (1.93 m) 250 lbs (113.4 kg) muscular Black man covered in tattoos. Reyes is in prison for illegal weapons charges and for assault. Reyes was in possession of an illegal gun and he beat up his cousin after his cousin wanted to evict Reyes over constant noise complaints.
Prisoners are allowed to purchase additional food and snacks at the prison kiosk with money sent to their commissary account by family and friends. Amos receives money on his account thanks to donations from people who care about him and is able to buy additional food.
Reyes began targeting Amos and numerous other prisoners to intimidate and steal food from. Reyes specifically targeted Amos, Amos’s Filipino friend, Asians, and the elderly as he viewed them as easy targets.
Reyes was recently placed into solitary confinement after attacking another inmate. Reyes approached a 72-year-old inmate and demanded that the man give him his chips. The 72-year-old man refused to give up his food so Reyes beat him badly.
During Reyes’s solitary confinement, Amos requested that he be moved to a different part of the prison due to harassment. The prison honored his request. Amos’s Filipino friend, Jay, also made the same request for the same reason and was also transferred.
Amos and his friend Jay are now safe after that ordeal."