31 Dec '16, 12am

Singapore Blogger, Seeking Asylum in US, Regrets 'Overly Rude' Posts

A Singaporean blogger who is seeking political asylum in the United States said Friday that he regretted making inflammatory posts that landed him in jail twice in his home country. Amos Yee, 18, now detained in Illinois, told Reuters that videos he filmed insulting Singapore's late prime minister and various religions were in bad taste. "It is hate speech, it is overly rude, it isn't good activism," Yee said by telephone from the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility in Illinois. "I completely regret making those videos." Yee's posts, and subsequent trials and convictions in Singapore, have stirred debate in the conservative city-state about censorship and free speech. Rights groups and the United Nations watched his trials closely. Last year, Yee was convicted on charges of harassment and insulting a religious group over comments he made about former Singaporean Pre...

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