Amos Yee Relocation Fund

$3,107 of $10k goal

Raised by 68 people in 1 month
Nina Paley
on behalf of Theodore Gray
 URBANA, IL
Amos Yee is an 18-year-old Singaporean dissident Youtuber . He has been harassed and jailed in Singapore for his videos and writings which criticize government and religion. Yee's imprisonments have drawn criticism from human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, which considered Yee to be a prisoner of conscience (Wikipedia).

In December Amos flew to the US in hopes of obtaining political asylum. Like most asylum-seekers, he was detained by immigration authorities upon his arrival at Chicago O'Hare Airport. Thanks to the efforts of international human rights activists, he now has legal representation, actively working to assist him on a pro-bono basis. Nonetheless, this work is incurring costs; although many people are donating their time to help Amos, there are costs for filing fees and communications (phone calls from jail are exorbitant), and travel (even pro bono lawyers can't fly to Chicago for free). If and when Amos is released there will be additional expenses as he survives in the U.S. and prepares for further hearings. This campaign is to raise funds to pay for some of that.

Edited to add: Gofundme asked me to post the following information about myself:

I'm a filmmaker, animator and free speech advocate. See my blog ninapaley.com. There's also a woefully incomplete wikipedia page about me. I'm an American citizen currently living in Urbana IL, where Amos intends to settle.

Amos is a friend and fan, and something of a kindred spirit. I first became aware of him when a friend told me to look at a (now unavailable) video in which he gave me a fannish shout-out. We subsequently "met" online via our respective videos and blogs, and communicated via social media and eventually on the phone from jail. 

Funds will be spent on travel for Amos's legal representation, reimbursement for expenses in jail (like phone calls) his friends have been covering, thrift-store winter clothes, and countless other incidentals.

Because Gofundme requires funds to be handled by US bank account holders only, I have to withdraw the money myself when the time comes. Handling money is a PITA for me but Amos asked me to set up this gofundme account and this is one way I can support him. I'll reimburse his lawyer's travel and other legal expenses as they arise, and can add to his jail account until he gets out.
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Posted by Nina Paley
1 month ago
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Gofundme asked me to post the following information about myself, for the sake of transparency. So:

I'm a filmmaker, animator and free speech advocate. See my blog ninapaley.com. There's also a woefully incomplete wikipedia page about me. I'm an American citizen currently living in Urbana IL, where Amos intends to settle.

Amos is a friend and fan, and something of a kindred spirit. I first became aware of him when a friend told me to look at a (now unavailable) video in which he gave me a fannish shout-out. We subsequently "met" online via our respective videos and blogs, and communicated via social media and eventually on the phone from jail.

Funds will be spent on travel for Amos's legal representation, reimbursement for expenses in jail (like phone calls) his friends have been covering, thrift-store winter clothes, and countless other incidentals.

Because Gofundme requires funds to be handled by US bank account holders only, I have to withdraw the money myself when the time comes. Handling money is a PITA for me but Amos asked me to set up this gofundme account and this is one way I can support him. I'll reimburse his lawyer's travel and other legal expenses as they arise, and can add to his jail account until he gets out.

--Nina
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Mohd Rafi
1 month ago

I will donate to the US to keep him there...

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Aldric Chang
1 month ago

This is a selfish human being who will not hesitate to bend whichever way suits him. Look how many times he has gone back on his words and promises. Be reminded that when Singaporeans donated generously to him the first time round for his court case, he spent the remaining money on movies, video games, lavish meals, etc. He said so in his blog posts which are now locked conveniently. He criticized and jeered at the people who helped him. I would rather donate my money to SPCA or some other worthy causes than this ungrateful and selfish teenager who needs to grow up and learn his lesson. America takes him in at its own peril. As far as I am concerned, he's on his own.

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Realm Chua
1 month ago
9
9

He deserved it, donate to him? Don't waste time I rather donate to the needy. And please do keep him in the USA. Thank you.

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Justin Art
1 month ago
6
6

That time he falsely accused his bailor of molesting him, all just to troll the media.... https://sg.news.yahoo.com/amos-yee-takes-vincent-law-033430320.html

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Jason Chua Chin Seng
1 month ago
6
6

Scammer gonna scam

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David Loo
1 month ago
5
5

An 18 year-old able body young man but never once lifted a finger (or leg) to work for food in his life, all thanks to that overprotective and enabling mother of his. If he wants money, why can't she provide?!? Do we even look like suckers?!? Hell no!!!

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Daniel Tan Boon Huat
1 month ago
5
5

he took his cues from his parents, I suspect mom, he is simply doing what his parents don't dare to do. Bravery of youth. Poor kid

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Sheryl Tan
1 month ago
3
3

Amos Yee bravely challenged the PAP government. Many of the Singaporeans, who were brainwashed by the robotic education systems developed by the white paper scholars, have no balls to challenge the PAP government. No matter what bad things Amos Yee has made the intellectually-bankrupted Singaporeans angry, he already made apology recently. Please move on. Amos Yee deserves our support in his relocation.

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Romeo Jack
1 month ago
3
3

This guy is a con artist. No ones persecuting him. He committed a crime, that's why he was jailed. He was roaming around SG freely before he decided to fly to US. The fact that he goes to USA with $1K shows that his intention all along was for gullible sheeps to fund him. Why should Singaporeans fund him? Why is he more deserving of living in USA than all of us? Why should we aid him in skipping NS? Should we fund his lifestyle just for him to rant against LHL and religions without repercussions? Do you think he appreciates your donations? He will just think that we are idiots who are willing to pay for his lifestyle without him having to earn it. If he wants to live there, he should earn a living like the other refugees there. Do you see everyone there fundraising?

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Surya Kumar
1 month ago
2
2

Amos now knows his real worth. 11 dollars. U.S. ...... please keep him there. We do not want him back. .... and .... good luck with him. He is capable of dividing your nation with his blasphemy.

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Kwee Huat Wee
1 month ago
2
2

Can fund me as well ? I wanna go to USA.

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Ky Seetoh
1 month ago
2
2

Like that also can ah. You just gave me an idea of how to become rich using other ppl's name

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Muhd Rifae Wahid
1 month ago
2
2

Plz dont mix up criticise n insult... Good luck with the stay in USA where the Police practice shoot first n question later. Good luck.

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Kevin Nivek
1 month ago
1
1

Quoting: "Anyways like all previous instances in a cell, my time in America has been fine. In fact American jail is far better than Singaporean jail, my gosh. Instead of one empty cell with two cell mates that you are trapped in for 90% of the time, in American jail there is a common area with books, board games and a TV. There are up to 10 people to talk to and the food is sumptuous; there has been cake almost every day." from his own fb post "https://www.facebook.com/amosyeebanana/posts/1335954663117801" Why donate when he's enjoying his time in prison?

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Siva Kuma
1 month ago
1
1

do not donate to this useless amos yee he is a scammer beggar who does not want to study and does not want to work just tell people donate for his expensive lifestyle.he use his donations to buy expensive things for himself!!!beware!!!!

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Siva Kuma
1 month ago
1
1

amos yee is a scammer beware!!!!

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Tai Kenghua
1 month ago
1
1

make some face and dance around, if i am happy, i might donate a few bananas

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Terry Tan Say Yoon
1 month ago
1
1

For those stupid enough donate $ to Amos... Please there are more needy people than him.... Dont encourage Amos's act. He is selfish. What ever he did, he never spare a thought for his parents. He just happily use his parents money and fly anywhere to create problems. I will donate hell bank note to him... this is to standby if he sooner or later will use it.

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Marcellus Loh
1 month ago
1
1

I rather all use their money more meaningfully by donating to the old folks, the special needs, the disabled and animal shelters than to spend money on this disgraceful attention seeking ingrate piece of junk.

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Mark Lim Thiam Seng
1 month ago
1
1

Amos is A thieving fox in wolf skin which has many tricks.Be tricked!!!

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$3,107 of $10k goal

Raised by 68 people in 1 month
Created December 28, 2016
Nina Paley  
on behalf of Theodore Gray
AL
$20
Adam Lowisz
2 hours ago

Good luck Amos!

LT
$15
Lim Ah Teck
10 days ago
ST
$10
Sushi Tay
14 days ago
IC
$15
Ivy Chia
22 days ago
TJ
$20
Tan Joe
25 days ago
TW
$10
Tommy Wong
25 days ago
1
1
HM
$100
Henry Miller
26 days ago

Whatever a person's views, it is their right to express them. Good luck, Amos.

TD
$20
Tan David
1 month ago
$100
Am-Quang Nguyen
1 month ago
JP
$5
jeffrey pickering
1 month ago
Mohd Rafi
1 month ago

I will donate to the US to keep him there...

+ Read More
Aldric Chang
1 month ago

This is a selfish human being who will not hesitate to bend whichever way suits him. Look how many times he has gone back on his words and promises. Be reminded that when Singaporeans donated generously to him the first time round for his court case, he spent the remaining money on movies, video games, lavish meals, etc. He said so in his blog posts which are now locked conveniently. He criticized and jeered at the people who helped him. I would rather donate my money to SPCA or some other worthy causes than this ungrateful and selfish teenager who needs to grow up and learn his lesson. America takes him in at its own peril. As far as I am concerned, he's on his own.

+ Read More
Realm Chua
1 month ago
9
9

He deserved it, donate to him? Don't waste time I rather donate to the needy. And please do keep him in the USA. Thank you.

+ Read More
Justin Art
1 month ago
6
6

That time he falsely accused his bailor of molesting him, all just to troll the media.... https://sg.news.yahoo.com/amos-yee-takes-vincent-law-033430320.html

+ Read More
Jason Chua Chin Seng
1 month ago
6
6

Scammer gonna scam

+ Read More
David Loo
1 month ago
5
5

An 18 year-old able body young man but never once lifted a finger (or leg) to work for food in his life, all thanks to that overprotective and enabling mother of his. If he wants money, why can't she provide?!? Do we even look like suckers?!? Hell no!!!

+ Read More
Daniel Tan Boon Huat
1 month ago
5
5

he took his cues from his parents, I suspect mom, he is simply doing what his parents don't dare to do. Bravery of youth. Poor kid

+ Read More
Sheryl Tan
1 month ago
3
3

Amos Yee bravely challenged the PAP government. Many of the Singaporeans, who were brainwashed by the robotic education systems developed by the white paper scholars, have no balls to challenge the PAP government. No matter what bad things Amos Yee has made the intellectually-bankrupted Singaporeans angry, he already made apology recently. Please move on. Amos Yee deserves our support in his relocation.

+ Read More
Romeo Jack
1 month ago
3
3

This guy is a con artist. No ones persecuting him. He committed a crime, that's why he was jailed. He was roaming around SG freely before he decided to fly to US. The fact that he goes to USA with $1K shows that his intention all along was for gullible sheeps to fund him. Why should Singaporeans fund him? Why is he more deserving of living in USA than all of us? Why should we aid him in skipping NS? Should we fund his lifestyle just for him to rant against LHL and religions without repercussions? Do you think he appreciates your donations? He will just think that we are idiots who are willing to pay for his lifestyle without him having to earn it. If he wants to live there, he should earn a living like the other refugees there. Do you see everyone there fundraising?

+ Read More
Surya Kumar
1 month ago
2
2

Amos now knows his real worth. 11 dollars. U.S. ...... please keep him there. We do not want him back. .... and .... good luck with him. He is capable of dividing your nation with his blasphemy.

+ Read More
Kwee Huat Wee
1 month ago
2
2

Can fund me as well ? I wanna go to USA.

+ Read More
Ky Seetoh
1 month ago
2
2

Like that also can ah. You just gave me an idea of how to become rich using other ppl's name

+ Read More
Muhd Rifae Wahid
1 month ago
2
2

Plz dont mix up criticise n insult... Good luck with the stay in USA where the Police practice shoot first n question later. Good luck.

+ Read More
Kevin Nivek
1 month ago
1
1

Quoting: "Anyways like all previous instances in a cell, my time in America has been fine. In fact American jail is far better than Singaporean jail, my gosh. Instead of one empty cell with two cell mates that you are trapped in for 90% of the time, in American jail there is a common area with books, board games and a TV. There are up to 10 people to talk to and the food is sumptuous; there has been cake almost every day." from his own fb post "https://www.facebook.com/amosyeebanana/posts/1335954663117801" Why donate when he's enjoying his time in prison?

+ Read More
Siva Kuma
1 month ago
1
1

do not donate to this useless amos yee he is a scammer beggar who does not want to study and does not want to work just tell people donate for his expensive lifestyle.he use his donations to buy expensive things for himself!!!beware!!!!

+ Read More
Siva Kuma
1 month ago
1
1

amos yee is a scammer beware!!!!

+ Read More
Tai Kenghua
1 month ago
1
1

make some face and dance around, if i am happy, i might donate a few bananas

+ Read More
Terry Tan Say Yoon
1 month ago
1
1

For those stupid enough donate $ to Amos... Please there are more needy people than him.... Dont encourage Amos's act. He is selfish. What ever he did, he never spare a thought for his parents. He just happily use his parents money and fly anywhere to create problems. I will donate hell bank note to him... this is to standby if he sooner or later will use it.

+ Read More
Marcellus Loh
1 month ago
1
1

I rather all use their money more meaningfully by donating to the old folks, the special needs, the disabled and animal shelters than to spend money on this disgraceful attention seeking ingrate piece of junk.

+ Read More
Mark Lim Thiam Seng
1 month ago
1
1

Amos is A thieving fox in wolf skin which has many tricks.Be tricked!!!

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