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Four Acquitted on Charges of Refusing Military Service

Four Acquitted on Charges of Refusing Military Service

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Under South Korean constitutional law, able-bodied young men must serve in the military as part of the country’s national defense strategy. On May 16, however, a man was acquitted by Judge Lee Seung-hoon at the Suwon District Court for objecting to military service. The man, who objected to serving in [...]

Conscientious Objector Receives ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict at Court of Appeal

Conscientious Objector Receives ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict at Court of Appeal

GWANGJU, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The first verdict in a case of conscientious objection due to religious beliefs has been made at the Gwangju District Court of Appeal, with the judge declaring the defendant innocent of the charges. The ruling is expected to trigger controversy over the implementation of alternative forms of mandatory service.   [...]