Groups demand release of Singapore blogger

Taipei Times
Date:  Jun 27, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

More than a dozen civic groups protested outside the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei yesterday, demanding the release of Amos Yee (余澎杉), a 16-year-old Singaporean dissident blogger who was last month convicted of obscenity and insulting religious feelings — for videos and images he uploaded that criticized and caricatured late Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀) — and was on Tuesday remanded for psychiatric assessment.

On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, groups — including the Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR), the Human Rights Covenants and Conventions Watch (CCW), the Taiwan Alliance for Advancement of Youth Rights and Welfare and the Judicial Reform Foundation — and supporters gathered outside the office, Singapore’s de facto embassy in Taiwan, and called on the Singaporean government to observe the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child that it has ratified and free Yee immediately.     [FULL  STORY]

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