Teenage blogger Amos Yee, who received a four-week jail sentence for posting an obscene image online and posting content intended to hurt the religious feelings of Christians, has lodged an appeal against both his conviction and the sentence.
His lawyer Alfred Dodwell filed the notice of appeal with the High Court last Thursday, ahead of the Monday (Jul 20) deadline for making an appeal.
Mr Dodwell had indicated during the sentencing hearing on Jul 6 that Yee will appeal the conviction and sentence. He said then that "whether this was a crime or not still remains a question we want to determine in the High Court".
"What's before us is the appeal. So we'll deal with the appeal and we'll let the High Court deal with this issue, as to whether the judge was correct in terms of the conviction and also the sentence," the lawyer said at the time.
Yee was convicted on May 12 and sentenced on Jul 6, but his jail term was backdated to Jun 2, when he was already in remand.