Teen charged over LKY and Christianity comments, father apologises to PM Lee
The teenager, who had allegedly criticised Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, was slapped with three charges this morning at the State Courts.
Amos Yee Pang Sang, 16, faces one charge under the Protection from Harassment Act over insulting comments he allegedly made online against Mr Lee.
He is also accused of deliberately wounding racial feelings by uploading a video clip that contained disparaging remarks about Christianity.
Yee is also accused of transmitting and uploading images of obscene figures.
He was accompanied by his parents in court and is out on $20,000 bail.
Part of his bail condition disallows the teenager from posting or uploading comments about his court case.
Yee, who was dressed in a black T-shirt, beige pants and sandals, smiled as the charges were read to him.
Outside the court room, his father told reporters:
"I would like to take this opportunity to say 'Sorry' to PM Lee (Hsien Loong)."
Yee's next court appearance is on Apr 17.