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April 25, 2013

Cartoonist Leslie Chew Arrested In Singapore For Sedition

There is a fairly succinct wire-style article here about cartoonist Leslie Chew being arrested and charged for a cartoon he posted to his Facebook page that could be read to accuse the government of racism. This apparently happened last Friday, and he was released on bail Saturday. The cartoon was posted March 27. He will continue to be investigated under the Sedition Act. The cartoonist stresses in that piece that he makes clear the politicians depicted are fictional.

The Wall Street Journal has more information, including that material were confiscated and that a police report has been issued although Chew's name was not divulged there. This is apparently the Facebook page for the comic in question.

Chew face up to three years in jail and a hefty fine of about $4K USD if convicted.
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