Saturday, June 13, 2015

Amos Yee is recognized by Amnesty International as a Prisoner of Conscience

Kenneth Jeyaretnam has fought for Amos Yee to be recognized as a Prisoner of Conscience and he has succeeded. Amnesty International will be issuing a statement soon. Read KJ's article here.

Amnesty International said that Amos Yee's video does not constitute incitement and should not have led to criminal charges.

Dear Kenneth,
Well, the IS has considered it and judge that he is indeed a POC by Amnesty’s definition. What he said falls under the kind of edgy and sharp expression of opinions that may annoy or insult, but it was peacefully said and doesn’t fall under the definition of incitement etc and is not grounds for criminalization. WE will speak out and expect to issue a statement ahead of the 23 June court hearing.

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