No bail for Amos Yee; likely to stay in remand for the weekend
Amos Yee is likely to spend the weekend in remand after no one turned up to bail out the 16-year-old on Saturday. The last registration for bail on Saturdays is 12pm.
During a pre-trial conference on Friday, District Judge Kessler Soh converted the $20,000 police bail Amos had been on to court bail, requiring bail to be reposted.
But his parents decided against posting bail, which meant that the teenager was led away in handcuffs to be put in remand.
Amos was charged on March 31 with attacking Christianity, transmitting an obscene image and posting an online video that insulted founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He agreed as condition of his bail not to post anything online until his case is decided.
But on Tuesday, he asked for donations to fund legal fees on his blog and Facebook page. The blog post included links to the offensive videos and posts that landed him in trouble in the first place.
The judge on Friday imposed new bail conditions, which include him taking down his latest posts.
Source: Straits Times Online