Blogger Amos Yee arrested again

PHOTO: YouTube video screenshot

SINGAPORE - Blogger Amos Yee has been arrested again.

News website TODAY reported that Yee's former lawyer, Mr Alfred Dodwell, confirmed that Yee was arrested on Wednesday (May 11). Mr Dodwell was contacted by Yee's mother for help.

Yee was being probed in December for making religiously offensive remarks online in November.

According to TODAY, Yee did not report to a police station when instructed to do so then. Police said that Yee left Singapore "and remained overseas for a prolonged period until his return in April". The blogger was last spotted attending Bukit Batok by-election rallies held by the Singapore Democratic Party early this month.

When served a Warrant of Attendance upon his return to report, he failed to do so again.

TODAY also said that Yee uploaded a video last week of the police presenting him a warrant to appear before the police for investigation on Tuesday.

Yee was found guilty on May 12, 2015, of uploading an obscene image and making remarks intending to hurt the feelings of Christians in a video. He was sentenced to 4 weeks jail on July 7, with his sentence backdated after spending nearly 50 days in remand.

sinsh@sph.com.sg