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Court Finds Conscientious Objector Guilty for “Lacking Truthful Faith in Religion”

Court Finds Conscientious Objector Guilty for “Lacking Truthful Faith in Religion”

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A Jehovah’s Witness who objected military service based on his religious faith has been convicted for violation of the Military Service Act. The grounds for the guilty verdict was that he previously enjoyed playing online shooting games, killing other gamers without feeling any pangs of conscience. For the man [...]

Students Who Wore Rainbow Clothes to Chapel Class Win Court Case Against University

Students Who Wore Rainbow Clothes to Chapel Class Win Court Case Against University

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Wearing rainbow-colored clothes that symbolize the human rights of sexual minorities, students attended chapel classes. These students were punished by the school, but the court ruled that punishment meted out by the university was unfair and unjustified. On Thursday, the Seoul Eastern District Court nullified all disciplinary measures and [...]

Divorced Marriage Migrants Can Extend Visa if Ex-husband ‘Mainly Responsible” for Divorce

Divorced Marriage Migrants Can Extend Visa if Ex-husband ‘Mainly Responsible” for Divorce

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court ruled that a recently divorced female immigrant can extend her visa status as a married immigrant by proving that the Korean ex-husband was ‘mainly responsible’ for the divorce. The court overruled a previous decision on a case filed by a Vietnamese woman against Seoul Southern Immigration [...]

Supreme Court Decision Puts S. Korean Pharmaceutical Companies at Risk

Supreme Court Decision Puts S. Korean Pharmaceutical Companies at Risk

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean pharmaceutical companies are expressing grave concern as a recent Supreme Court decision may freeze the development of certain incrementally modified drugs. For long, pharmaceutical companies in South Korea have been releasing modified drugs that change certain saline substances, the strength, and dosage regimen of the original drug [...]