Anti-Masker is facing six months in prison for not wearing a face mask on the train.


Anti-Masker is facing six months in prison for not wearing a face mask on the train.

A British man was imprisoned, fired, and risks six months in prison after refusing to wear a mask on a train in Singapore.

In May, Benjamin Glynn, a 39-year-old father of two, did not wear a mask while riding the MRT home from work in Singapore. A fellow passenger discreetly filmed him and then shared the footage on social media, prompting his arrest hours later.

Glynn, of Yorkshire, northern England, told The Yorkshire Post, “I had no idea anyone had even been filming, but it turned out a video of me exposed on the late train home from work surfaced online.”

“Obviously, the cops saw it, and they were at the door the next day,” he added.

Glynn claimed that on the evening of May 8, police came to his house and arrested him while his family was sleeping. He claimed he had been accused of being a “public nuisance.”

The British man was held in a jail for 28 hours before being freed on bond on May 10, but he claims he might face up to six months in prison if he does not wear the mask. Glynn’s troubles were compounded by police warnings that the case could take a year to get to trial.

Glynn’s passport was also seized, preventing him from returning to the United Kingdom with his partner and two children, ages five and two, as scheduled. Glynn’s career at the recruitment firm he works for was jeopardized when his passport was seized; he was scheduled to return to the UK with them from Singapore.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom is aiding him.

Glynn stated, “I don’t believe there is any proof that masks protect you from COVID-19.”

“Normally, I would simply inform them that I am exempt, and this had never caused any problems.

“But now I’m stuck here without my family and I don’t even know when I will appear in court, never mind what my sentence will be.

“All for a cause in which I have no faith.”

He said he never saw the video of him not wearing the mask, because “it was removed before he had the chance” to look at it.

Those who do not wear masks in public are subject to heavy penalties in Singapore. This is a condensed version of the information.


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