[Photo Collage] We Call on the Singapore Government to Free Amos Yee

More than 60 Facebook profiles have changed their profile pictures to ask the Singapore government to #FreeAmosYee.

Amos Yee is a 16-year-old boy who made a video to criticise the first prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, and was persecuted for it.

Many people in Singapore and around the world do not think that he should be persecuted.

Amos Yee has already been held in prison for nearly 40 days.

However, in contrast, a man who attacked him outside the courtroom was given 3 weeks and another man who threatened to cut off his dick and put it in his mouth was let off with a “stern warning”. Both men who were let off lightly were members or supporters of the ruling party.

Amos Yee vs PAP

However, Amos, who called Lee Kuan Yew a “horrible person” has been found guilty of two crimes which many do not consider he should be charged for, and he has been imprisoned for nearly 40 days while still awaiting his sentencing.

Amos will be sentenced tomorrow.

We call on the Singapore government to release Amos Yee.

Free Amos Yee Collage 1 edited

There are some among us who might disagree with Amos but even so, he should not be persecuted by the state for political reasons.

By now, it should be obvious that Amos does not pose any political threat to the ruling party. He should be let go.

Even if some may believe that he should seek further support, such support should be provided outside the punitive measures of prison or reformative training.

How the state treats Amos is reflective of how our children in Singapore will be treated by the state.

We call on the state to show compassion and empathy for one of our own, and to release Amos Yee.

Free Amos Yee. Protect Our Children.

In addition to the more than 60 Facebook profiles, two petitions (here and here) have also garnered more than 4,000 signatories to ask for the release of Amos Yee.

Below is a video compilation of the Facebook profiles (not all profiles were included, at the time of making the video):

An earlier campaign to demand for the release of Amos Yee also saw more than 100 people from around the world take photos to ask for his release.

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11 comments

  1. Sue

    Why are you begging the Govt to release Amos? If you are sure the PAP govt has done wrong or abused their powers, then stand firm and call it like it is. Criminal administration of justice should not be tolerated and should be taken to task.

  2. V

    The court is not all supreme because no human administrator is infallible. Where it is corruptable, there can be no absolute respect.

  3. james

    Get your fact right! Amos requested for jail term when he was offered probation.
    Roy, stop capitalizing on this boy for your own agenda.
    You may start counting down your case on defamation. We love to see the outcome.

  4. Eddie

    It is so horrible. Here is a 16 year old being jailed for so long due to the nature of the judicial system. His offence was rather mild in comparison to those who inflicted pain and injury to taxi drivers, who molested maids, who had sex with underaged girls, etc.

    Spore is trapped in the system it created…No bail then be remanded. No willing to meet Probation Officers, then be remanded further. The same system applies to adults as to teenagers.

    How long will this continue? It is no longer about the starting point. It is about the ending point. And the longer it drags on, the worse will be the consequences all round.

  5. Singapore Citizen Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)

    Subtle Denial of Medical Treatment by the Singapore Government for Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)

    Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)
    Singapore Citizen
    5 July 2015 Sunday

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