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Man jailed 2 months for online posting inciting violence

Published on Sep 15, 2012 6:00 AM
Yue was initially fined for the Facebook post but the prosecution appealed. -- ST FILE PHOTO

A man who put up an online posting carrying an incitement to violence on National Day two years ago was jailed for two months on Friday, after the prosecution successfully appealed to the High Court.

Engineer Gary Yue Mun Yew, 36 - the first person convicted for the offence of incitement to violence - was initially fined $6,000 by a district court in March this year.

He had posted a comment on the Facebook wall of sociopolitical platform Temasek Review on Aug 9, 2010.

In the post was a link to a YouTube video depicting the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat with the comment: "We should re-enact a live version of this on our own grandstand during our national's (sic) parade!!!!!!"

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