Amos Yee to spend at least one night in remand; parents choose not to post bail

Amos Yee to spend at least one night in remand; parents choose not to post bail

SINGAPORE - Amos Yee will spend at least one night in remand after his parents decided not to post bail.

According to The Straits Times, Yee's bail was changed from the $20,000 police bail to a court bail on Friday.

The 16-year-old is accused of posting an offensive video about the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and making offensive remarks about Christianity.

During the pre-trial conference, the judge named certain conditions for the bail, Straits Times reported.

This includes removing two Facebook posts and a blog post where he appealed to the public to donate to him. Yee had written on his blog on April 14, asking members of the public to donate to his legal fund.

Under bail conditions, Yee would also have to turn off the public setting on the YouTube video in which he made comments about the death of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, as well as on a March 28 blog post with obscene images.

Yee was also told not to post, upload, distribute or make visible any content on any social media or online service and website.

The judge said that if out on bail, Yee would also have to report daily to an investigation officer or designated police officer.

The teenager's next pre-trial conference is scheduled for May 13, and a bail review will be held on Tuesday.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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