Singapore sentences Briton Benjamin Glynn to six weeks in prison for not wearing face mask

Benjamin Glynn, 40, was condemned on 4 charges over his failure to use a mask on a train in Might and at a subsequent court look in July, along with triggering a public annoyance and utilizing threatening words towards public servants.

Glynn was previously subjected to a psychiatric evaluation purchased by the judge as an outcome of his conduct and remarks in court.

On Wednesday he asked the court to drop what he called “unlawful charges” and requested his passport to be returned so that he might return to Britain to be with his household, according to media outlet CNA.

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It estimated the judge as informing Glynn that he was “completely misguided” in is belief that he was exempt from Singapore’s laws on using masks.

Glynn represented himself in court and Reuters’ calls and text to his phone were unanswered on Wednesday.

The Asian service center is popular for its enforcement of rigorous guidelines and has actually imprisoned and fined others for breaking Covid-19 guidelines. Some immigrants have actually had their work allows withdrawed for guideline breaches.

The city-state has actually kept its coronavirus break outs under control, in part due to its rigorous enforcement or procedures.

In February, a Singapore court sentenced a British male to 2 weeks in prison after he slipped out of his hotel space to fulfill his then fiancée while in quarantine.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.