Amos Yee posted on Facebook: Short prison stint a ‘non-traumatic mild inconvenience’
He managed a series of postings on Facebook in a short period of time despite being under detention.
Amos Yee, the 18-year-old teenager who ran away from Singapore to seek political asylum in the United States, has been on a Facebook posting spree this past Chinese New Year period.
This is despite the fact that the Singaporean male is still currently detained in the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility in Woodstock, Illinois.
Yee had reportedly sought political asylum on Dec. 16, 2016, after he landed at O’Hare Airport in Chicago.
In his latest post on Jan. 30, Yee explained that his stint in prison is “simply a non-traumatic mild inconvenience, and not some absolutely life-ruining experience”, which would encourage others in Singapore “to conduct illegal public protests and criticize religion and the government”.
A prior post four hours before had the teenager questioning the absurdity of immigration policy in the United States:
A few days before, on Jan. 26. Yee had also conceded that he made false accusations and misleading statements, and even sounded contrite for those past actions:
Prior to these posts, Yee had complained that he will be detained in the US longer than being jailed in Singapore, an irony that was not lost on Singaporeans.
Melissa Chen, a Singaporean human rights activist who is now a legal permanent resident of the US, had helped Yee go to the US and is understood to be helping him put up these posts on his social media account on his behalf.