S’pore to deport anti-masker Benjamin Glynn, 40

His release is followed by his deportation from Singapore.

Belmont Lay | August 19, 2021, 01:54 PM

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Face mask-averse British expat Benjamin Glynn has been released from prison and will be deported from Singapore.

The 40-year-old was sentenced to six weeks' jail on Wednesday, Aug. 18 for four offences.

Glynn's six-week jail sentence was backdated to July 19, 2021.

In total he served four weeks out of six weeks of his sentence owing to Singapore's two-third remission system.

The Briton went on trial, was convicted and sentenced within a day on Wednesday.

The Singapore Prison Service confirmed in a Thursday statement that Glynn was let go from custody and handed over to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

ICA said it will be making arrangements for his deportation.

How remission works

Glynn was remanded from July 19.

He was handed a fresh charge for failing to wear a mask outside the State Courts that day.

The offence was committed when he was released on bail for a similar crime, and while he was supposed to not reoffend.

He was remanded in prison from July 19 to Aug. 4, followed by a stint in the Institute of Mental Health from Aug. 5 to 18.

The judge who sentenced Glynn had referenced the two-third remission system for good behaviour when he passed his verdict.

The Deputy Public Prosecutor had initially pushed for a seven-week jail term, which meant that Glynn would still have been incarcerated for four more days had this sentence been passed.

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