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16-yr old arrested for insulting late Lee Kuan Yew, faces 3 years in jail

According to reports, the teen posted an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.

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A 16-year old Singaporean boy has been arrested for insulting the country's late leader, Lee Kuan Yew.

According to reports, the teen posted an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.

In an 8-minute video titled "Lee Kuan Yew is finally dead", Yee celebrated the death of Singapore's founding father, calling him  a "horrible person".

He also made insensitive remarks about Christianity in the video and went on to compare Lee to Jesus, calling both "power-hungry and malicious" and went on to challenge the former leader's son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, to sue him.

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The boy, Amos Yee was charged in a district court with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings but released him on Sg$20,000 (N2.8 million) bail.

In addition, he was also charged with putting into circulation an obscene object as well as for threatening, abusive or insulting communication under the city-state's newly enacted Protection from Harassment Act.

AFP reports that Yee smiled and fidgeted as the alleged offences were read to him in court.

According to a police statement, if convicted the teenager could face up to 3 years in jail, saying

"Police take a stern view of acts that could threaten religious harmony in Singapore"

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Yee has been ordered by the judge to refrain from making any social media postings while the case is pending.

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