Singaporean blogger has court date for US asylum bid


FILE PHOTO -- Teen blogger Amos Yee leaves with his parents after his sentencing from the State Court in Singapore July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean teenager who became notorious for profanity-laced attacks on the city’s revered late leader Lee Kuan Yew is seeking political asylum in the US, his lawyer said.

Amos Yee, 18, a filmmaker turned activist who served two jail terms in Singapore for his controversial videos, has been detained by US authorities since he arrived in Chicago airport in mid-December.

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