SINGAPORE – A Singaporean teenager has pleaded not guilty to two charges over an online video he posted that was critical of Christianity and the nation's late founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.
Sixteen-year-old Amos Yee Pang Sang told a packed courtroom Thursday that he would not be taking the stand to provide further evidence in the case. Prosecutors said they did not plan to bring forward any witnesses.
Yee faces two charges, making offensive comments against Christianity and transmitting an obscene image over the Internet of Lee and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
In an eight-minute clip that was posted on YouTube in March, Yee said Lee and Jesus were "both power-hungry and malicious."
If found guilty, Yee could face jail time of up to three years, or a fine.