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Students Get Suspended Prison Sentences for Trespassing on U.S. Envoy’s Residence

Students Get Suspended Prison Sentences for Trespassing on U.S. Envoy’s Residence

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Four South Korean university students indicted for breaking into the United States ambassador’s residence in Seoul last October were all given suspended prison sentences by a local court Wednesday. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced the four students each to an imprisonment of one year, suspended for two years, after [...]

THAAD Launchers Enter U.S. Base amid Protests

THAAD Launchers Enter U.S. Base amid Protests

SEONGJU, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Four more interceptor launchers for a U.S. missile defense system entered a southern military base Thursday after clashes between police and protesters that resulted in dozens of injuries. The arrival of the launchers and other equipment came some 14 months after Seoul and Washington decided to deploy the Terminal [...]

Gov’t to Deal Sternly With Violent Protesters

Gov’t to Deal Sternly With Violent Protesters

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Justice Minister Kim Hyun-woong vowed on Friday not to tolerate any illegal, violent demonstrations ahead of next week’s protest, the second in three weeks. “An illegal, violent protest is a critical and evident challenge to peace-loving citizens and the constitutionalism of South Korea,” Kim said in a statement. “(We [...]