Singaporean teenage blogger Amos Yee, who was sentenced to four weeks in prison after posting a video critical of the country’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan-yew, has filed an appeal against his conviction and his sentence, according to Channel News Asia.

Photo: Amos Yee via Facebook.

Lee was convicted in May of hurting the religious feelings of Christians with comments made in the video, and posting an obscene doctored image which featured Lee and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a sexual position. He was released immediately after sentencing on July 6 because the 16-year-old had already spent more than three months in police detention.

Yee’s lawyer Alfred Dodwell hinted he was going to appeal on the day of sentencing. “Whether this was a crime or not still remains a question we want to determine in the High Court,” Dodwell was quoted as saying by Channel News Asia.

Vivienne Zeng

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