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‘Going to jail’: Singaporean blogger Amos Yee claims he pleaded guilty to ‘wounding religious feelings’

Singaporean blogger activist Amos Yee has pleaded guilty to more charges, according to his personal Facebook page. In a short update on on Wednesday, he wrote: “Came back from court, pleaded guilty to all charges for ‘intending to wound religious feelings,’ going to jail in a few weeks.”

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Photo: Amos Yee via Facebook.

He pleaded guilty to three charges of “wounding religious feelings” and two charges of failing to report to police summons in late August.

Yee faced eight charges – two for failing to report for investigations and six for intending to wound the feelings of Christians or Muslims.

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Amos Yee speaking to HKFP via Skype.

Singaporean newspaper The Straits Times reported that each charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in jail and a fine.

The controversial blogger frequently posts videos critical of the government and the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP.) He was convicted in May 2015 of offending the sentiments of Christians in a video comparing Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan-yew with Jesus Christ. He was also convicted for posting an obscene doctored image of Lee and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a sexual position.

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'Going to jail': Singaporean blogger Amos Yee claims he pleaded guilty to 'wounding religious feelings'