Singapore teen blogger who criticised government wins asylum in US

Source: The Guardian

Amos Yee left the city state with the intention of staying in US after being jailed for several weeks in 2015 and 2016

3020A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail has been granted asylum to remain in the United States.

Amos Yee, 18, had been detained by federal immigration authorities since December when he was taken into custody at Chicago’s O’Hare International airport.

But on Friday immigration judge Samuel Cole paved the way for his release, which attorneys said could come as early as Monday.

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