30-year-old Muhammad Hanif Mohamed Huzairi was charged on Thursday (August 13) with posting onto his Instagram Stories, threatening the Singapore judiciary and High Court Judge – Justice See Kee Oon, who had dismissed three constitutional challenges to the law that criminalises consensual sex between men back in March.
Hanif faced two chages of using threatening words under the Protection from Harassment Act, as well as three charges of communicating an electric record containing an incitement to violence.
Hanif purportedly posted on his Instagram Stories, writing:
- “To the deadass boomer of a judge who dismissed the challenges against 377A, you better f***ing watch out!!”
- “Homophobic judges need to be put down immediately”
- “Time to hunt down the oppressive judges, who basically maintained the legislation of discrimination against us, and make them pay the ultimate price” (this was posted as a comment on one of Pink Dot SG’s Instagram post)
- “Gonna begin my work work (sic) on some death curses to be inflicted upon the oppressive judicial (expletive)”
- “Can we please torture the corrupted judges until they f***ing crumble & repeal S377A on the spot!? Pretty please; I’d love to personally torture them to their breaking point”
Hanif is currently out on S$15,000 bail and plans to plead guilty.
If convicted of using threatening words towards a public servant, he could be jailed up to a year, fined up to S$5,000 or both.
If convicted of communicating an electronic record containing an incitement to violence, he could be jailed up to five years, fined or both.