In a scheduled Facebook post by 16 year old Amos Yee put up yesterday (June 19), he revealed that when he opted for a vegan diet, the Singapore Police asked him to sign a consent form acknowledging the health risks of having a vegetarian diet.

Photo by thestraitstimes
Photo by thestraitstimes

According to Amos Yee, the health risks stated on the consent form stated that a vegetarian diet will cause iron-deficiency, dizziness and depression. You may view his posts here.

Amos Yee is currently still in jail pending a Reformative Training Center (RTC) assessment. He was previously taken to a mental asylum ward when he told his prison psychiatrists that he was having a depression and suicidal thoughts. For one and a half day, Amos Yee’s limbs were strapped to a bed and denied reading materials – a right for all prisoners. In another scheduled post, Amos Yee also complained that the light of the prison cell he was in is never switched off – the same treatment former Singapore political prisoner Dr Chee Soon Juan described in his book.

The 16 year old is still currently in jail for posting a YouTube video criticizing the recently-deceased former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. You may watch the video here.