Singapore convicts gay blogger for contempt of court

Published: January 30, 2015

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A court in Singapore has convicted a gay rights activist and blogger on a contempt of court charge for being critical of the judiciary in the handling of a case pertaining to the city-state’s anti-gay law.

Alex Au Waipan, 61, who runs the Yawning Bread blog is most likely to face a fine, jail time or both following the Jan. 22 decision from Singapore’s High Court, international media reported.

Au was convicted over a 2013 blog piece he wrote suggesting that judges had manipulated court dates on a constitutional challenge to a law criminalizing sex between men.

Au’s article suggested that the "as the Chief Justice wanted to hear one case, Supreme Court deliberately delayed the determination of another case so that the outcome of the first case would likely have an influence on the outcome of the second case," it was reported.

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