31 Mar '15, 3am

Singapore Arrests Teenager Over Video Critical Of Lee Kuan Yew

A 16-year-old who appeared in a video that criticized Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore who died March 23, was arrested because of his comments that disparaged Christianity, according to the Singaporean police and local news reports. The arrest came Sunday as Singapore held a state funeral for Lee that was attended by world leaders and dignitaries. Thousands of Singapore's residents stood in the rain to see his coffin pass through the streets. Singapore is known for measures viewed by critics as strict limits on expression, and its politicians, including Lee, have won defamation cases against critics. Libel cases have also been filed against foreign media outlets, among them The International Herald Tribune - now The International New York Times. The police said late Monday that the teenager had been arrested because of his criticism of Christianity, un...

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