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Singapore Teenager Convicted Over Image Of Margaret Thatcher In Compromising Position

14/05/2015 12:24 BST | Updated 14/05/2015 12:59 BST

A teenager has been convicted of distributing an image showing Singapore's former prime minister in a compromising position with Margaret Thatcher.

Amos Yee was arrested and charged after 30 people lodged complaints with the police about the video. The footage criticised Christians - a serious crime in the country - and was titled Lee Kuan Yew is Finally Dead!, following the PM's death earlier this year.

The 16-year-old then posted a cartoon depicting Lee, seen as Singapore's founding father, having sex with Thatcher.

Yee, who is seen by some as a free speech advocate, faced three years in jail but was instead given probation, the i100 reports.

Yee's mother, Mary, told the BBC that her son was "a fantastic child, perhaps born in the wrong country".