Singaporean blogger Amos Yee appeals against conviction, sentence

Amos Yee leaving the State Court with his parents after being sentenced. — TODAY pic
Amos Yee leaving the State Court with his parents after being sentenced. — TODAY pic

SINGAPORE, July 20 — Teenage blogger Amos Yee, who received a four-week jail sentence for posting an obscene image online and posting content intended to hurt the religious feelings of Christians, is appealing against both his conviction and the sentence.

His lawyer Alfred Dodwell filed the notice of appeal with the High Court on July 9, three days after Amos was freed.

Amos was convicted on May 12 and was sentenced on July 6, but his jail term was backdated to June 2, when he was already in remand.

The case attracted national and international interest, with some human rights groups questioning the need for court action. But the judge who presided over the case said that although Amos’ offences were “not the most serious offences, they are not trivial ones”.

Soon, it will be the High Court’s turn to hear the merits of Amos’ appeal. — TODAY

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