A letter from 16 year old Amos Yee’s lawyers revealed that Amos is now having a depression and even entertaining worsening suicidal thoughts now after the Singapore government jailed him on 2nd June 2015 while waiting for a reformative training centre report.

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According to Dodwell & Co LLC, Amos Yee informed the prison psychiatrists that he had suicidal thoughts on the third day of his imprisonment (June 4). He was then taken to a mental asylum ward with one of his hands and legs strapped to bed. The position rendered Amos Yee great difficulty in urinating and passing motion, and his bed would be stank of urine smell. Amos Yee’s ward is a mental asylum ward where all other patients are of unsound mind. The ward’s light was on 24/7, which clearly constituted a form of mental torture. Unlike an ordinary prisoner, Amos Yee was denied access to books as well.

Photo by Nicole Ling
Photo by Nicole Ling
Photo by Nicole Ling
Photo by Nicole Ling

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