UN calls for fair treatment of conscientious objectors.


All able-bodied South Korean men aged over 19 are required to serve in the military for 21-24 months to defend the country against North Korea. Korean courts have sentenced conscious objectors to one year and six months in prison. At present, 843 Jehovah’s Witnesses are jailed with this charge.
The imprisonment is a violation of the government’s obligations under Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights, the committee added.
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