Singapore teenage blogger Amos Yee with his mother Mary Toh Ai Buay and father Alphonsus Yee, outside the state court in Singapore on July 6, 2015. Photo: AFP

Teenage Singaporean blogger Amos Yee granted asylum in U.S.

The 18-year-old is immediately eligible for release, after being held in a detention facility in Chicago since December 16

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Singapore teenage blogger Amos Yee with his mother Mary Toh Ai Buay and father Alphonsus Yee, outside the state court in Singapore on July 6, 2015. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.