South Korea court frees Jehovah’s Witnesses who refused to serve in military news – JWnews

SEOUL – A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday overturned the convictions of two conscientious objectors in an unprecedented ruling hailed as a key victory by opponents of mandatory military service.

South Korea requires most able-bodied men, aged between 18 and 35, to complete two years of military service

More than 60 years after the end of the Korean War, nearly every able-bodied South Korean man between the ages of 18 and 35 must still complete around two years of military service.

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