25 Mar '17, 5pm

Singapore teen blogger granted US asylum over fears of political persecution

Singapore teen blogger granted US asylum over fears of political persecution

© Provided by Deutsche Welle ZA Chicago judge Samuel Cole issued a 13-page ruling on Friday qualifying teenage Singaporean blogger Amos Yee as a political refugee, granting him asylum in the US. Yee's previous prosecution and imprisonment in Singapore "constitute(s) persecution on account of Yee's political opinions," Cole said. "The evidence presented at the hearing demonstrates Singapore's prosecution of Yee was a pretext to silence his political opinions critical of the Singapore government." Yee had been in US immigration detention since last December, having been held by US authorities since arriving at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The teenage blogger had pleaded asylum, saying he had suffered persecution in native Singapore for his political opinions. Although the US Department of Homeland Security had initially opposed Yee's asylum application, the 18-yea...

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