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British man gets behind bars for breaching mask wearing rule in Singapore

15:21, 19 August 2021
British man gets behind bars for breaching mask wearing rule in Singapore Photo: uli Seperi / Sijori Images/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

A Briton was sentenced to six weeks in a Singaporean prison on Wednesday for frequent breaching of the strict rule that obliges people to wear face masks in public.


The sentence came into power after 40-year-old trouble maker Benjamin Glynn faced several charges concerning his refusal to wear a face mask on a train in May as well as at his subsequent court attendance in July, also causing a public annoyance and for the offensive behavior, when he threatened public servants.

After Glynn was charged for the first time, he appeared in court without a face mask, so the bail Glynn offered earlier was annulled.

On Wednesday he appealed to court saying that all the charges brought against him were “unlawful” and asked for his passport to be returned to fly back to Britain and meet his family, according to media outlet CNA.

The Singaporean government could prevent another COVID-19 outbreak, allegedly, due to its strict measures against worldwide spread contagion.

Glynn was not the first Briton who had been sentenced to prison in Singapore. In February, a British man was urged to spend two weeks in prison, for abandoning the hotel room to gather with his fiancée during quarantine times.