Prosecution pushes for tougher punishment for Amos Yee
The prosecution wants teenage blogger, Amos Yee Pang Sang, to receive a stiffer sentence after he once again showed a blatant disregard for the law.
Yee, 16, was convicted on May 12 of making offensive remarks against Christianity, and circulating obscene imagery.
The prosecution had initially asked that Yee be put on probation as it felt a fine or a jail term would be unsuitable for a young offender.
Yee was also ordered by the court to remove the video and obscene imagery in relation to his two charges.
Yee privatised the blog post containing them.
But last Thursday (May 21), investigation officer Jason Chua discovered they had been made public again.
The police officer said in an affidavit filed with the court that Yee failed to attend the interview session scheduled by the probation officer and had confirmed he did not want to be put on probation.
An urgent hearing was convened by the State Courts on Wednesday (May 27).
The prosecution presented their case to the judge in chambers that Yee be sentenced to reformative training, where young offenders are detained for a minimum period of 18 months in a centre where they have no contact with adult prison inmates.
Read the full report in our print edition on May 28.
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