AMOS YEE TO REMAIN IN JAIL UNTIL TRIAL ON MAY 7 & 8

After a pre-trial conference at the State Courts on 4 May 2015 (Monday), it was decided that Amos Yee will go on trial on May 7 and 8. Yee faces the charge of making disparaging remarks against Christians in a YouTube video he created.

Amos has been placed in remand after his previous pre-trial conference on 30 April 2015. His previous bailor decided to discharge himself after Yee posted twice on his blog in defiance of his bail conditions.

After Amos refused to take down the offending posts when requested by District Judge Kessler Soh, his bail was increased from $20,000 to $30,000. However as no one came forward to post bail, he was remanded.

If convicted of making remarks wounding the feelings of Christians, Yee, who is being tried as an adult, faces up to three years’ jail, a fine, or both. For circulating obscene imagery, he could be jailed up to three months, fined, or punished with both.

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