Amos Yee back in remand after breaching bail conditions, as bailor discharges himself

SINGAPORE - Teenager Amos Yee is being sent back to remand in Changi Prison after his bailor discharged himself.

The 16-year-old had posted on his blog and Facebook page breaching bail conditions that disallowed him from doing so.

On Wednesday, Yee had written two blog posts titled "The Ridiculous Terms of my Bail" and "My Abusive Father". He shared them on his Facebook later on Thursday morning.

Yee was charged on March 31 with attacking Christianity, transmitting an obscene image and making an online video which included offensive remarks about the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

The prosecution has, for now, stood down the charge that Yee made an online video which included offensive remarks about Mr Lee. It will proceed with charges of him attacking Christianity and transmitting an obscene image.

During his pre-trial conference, which was held in chambers, judge Kessler Soh had asked Yee to take down his latest posts. Yee refused.

Yee's bailor, family and youth counsellor Vincent Law, decided to discharge himself. He told The Straits Times that he was forced to do this because Yee refused to comply with bail conditions.

Yee will appear before the court again on Monday for another pre-trial conference in which a trial date will be picked.

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