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October 19, 2016

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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September 2, 2016

Jehovah’s Witnesses new complaints served in prison in South Korea

Since January 2016 more than 50 South Korean men who refuse military service have filed complaints with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (hereinafter – Working Group).

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October 28, 2015

Refugees part of Korea’s history – JWnews

Seoul remains cautious given unsettled worries that any substitute measure may well be taken advantage of by potential evaders, though it apparently acknowledges the criticism. In January, President Park Geun-hye reduced sentences by one to four months for about 100 Jehovah’s Witness objectors in prison –

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October 11, 2015

South Korean Jehovah’s Witnesses Face Stigma of Not Serving in Army – JWnews

SEOUL, South Korea — Since he was a teenager, Kim Min-hwan knew he would have to make a choice: abandon his religious convictions or go to prison.

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July 6, 2015

Little mercy for Jehovah’s Witnesses in South Korea’s military (video) – JWnews

It’s a pain that Yoon Sook-kyung says only a mother could understand.

“I suffered from depression and anger. My health deteriorated,” she says. “I felt my heart rip. It was that painful.”

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July 6, 2015

South Korea, A Long Line of Prisoners (video) – JWnews

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May 13, 2015

Korean Court rules in favor of Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

Three Jehovah’s Witnesses have been found not guilty of refusing conscription.

Judge Choi Chang-suk of Gwangju District Court, on Tuesday ruled in favor of the three men who were charged with violating the Military Service Act.

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May 13, 2015

Amnesty International calls on South Korea to free conscientious objectors | JWnews

Song In-ho, 25, is waiting for a court ruling on his decision to refuse military service in South Korea, and will be jailed once his claim is rejected. To mark the International Day of Conscientious Objectors on 15 May, he tells Amnesty how his religious beliefs have shaped his life.

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August 21, 2014

SOUTH KOREA, Imprisoned for Their Faith | JWnews

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July 16, 2014

Korean Court upholds ruling on conscientious objectors | Jwitness

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February 9, 2014

S. Korean Jehovah’s Witnessess Seek Alternative to Military Service

Kim Ji-kwan does not return to this jail on the outskirts of Seoul very often. Having spent just more than a year locked in one of its cells, the 33 year old’s crime is one that many are afraid to commit: refusing to serve in South Korea’s military.

“I became a conscientious objector because I learned from the Bible that you have to love your neighbor and your enemy,” he says. “We should love life.”

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August 31, 2013

South Korea and Military service

Sentencing a young man to 18 months in prison in July for refusing to do his mandatory military service, the judge in the South Korean city of Suwon burst into tears.
The judge had handed down verdicts that day in five other criminal cases without emotion, but the case of Im Chang-jo, a 21-year-old Jehovah’s Witness, brought out her sympathies.

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July 22, 2013

No easy exit from South Korean draft

“I know I’m doing the right thing”

South Korean lawyer Oh Du-Jin (C) and Jehovahs Witnesses standing in front of the the Constitutional Court in Seoul before filing a joint petition of 333 Jehovahs Witnesses who had all been jailed for refusing conscription. They demand that conscientious objection be decriminalised and argue that genuine objectors be provided with an alternative to military service, such as community work.

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July 17, 2013

Nine out of 10 conscientious objectors S. Koreans

More than nine out of 10 people being imprisoned worldwide for refusing to serve in the military on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion are South Koreans, a report showed Monday.

According to the report released by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) earlier last month, of the 723 conscientious objectors worldwide, 92.5 percent or 669 are South Korean nationals.

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July 15, 2013

S. Korean and conscientious objectors

Nine out of 10 conscientious objectors S. Korean

More than nine out of 10 people being imprisoned worldwide for refusing to serve in the military on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion are South Koreans, a report showed Monday.

According to the report released by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) earlier last month, of the 723 conscientious objectors worldwide, 92.5 percent or 669 are South Korean nationals.

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June 18, 2013

South Korea, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Conscientious objectors

A group of men criminally punished for refusing to perform compulsory military service for religious reasons filed a petition with the Constitutional Court on Tuesday, demanding that a law recognizing the status of conscientious objectors be enacted.

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March 16, 2012

South Korea January 2012 | JWnews


jwitness.wordpress.comCurrently, there are 732 of Jehovah’s Witnesses who are imprisoned in South Korea. They have been charged under South Korea’s Military Service Act for their conscientious refusal of military service based on religious grounds. Since 1950, there have been 16,703 of Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to a combined total of 31,810 years for refusing to perform military service. The names, grounds (under Military Service Act*), duration of sentence, and present locations of detention are as follows; Continue reading …

February 3, 2012

South Korea, Conscientious Objectors | Jwitness

Currently, there are 761 of Jehovah’s Witnesses who are imprisoned in South Korea. They have been charged under South Korea’s Military Service Act for their conscientious refusal of military service based on religious grounds.

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January 4, 2012

Korea & Conscientious Objectors – 한국 및 양심 Objectors

Currently, there are 802 of Jehovah’s Witnesses who are imprisoned in South Korea. They have been charged under South Korea’s Military Service Act for their conscientious refusal of military service based on religious grounds. Since 1950, there have been 16,602 of Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to a combined total of 31,660 years for refusing to perform military service.

현재 한국에서 수감 아르 여호와의 증인의 802있다. 그들은 종교적 근거에 따라 병역 자신의 양심 거부를위한 한국의 군사 서비스 법에 따라 비용이 청구되었습니다. 1950 년 이후, 병역을 수행하는 거부에 대한 31,660년의 조합 총 선고 여호와의 증인의 16602가되었습니다. 이름, 부지 (병역 법에 따라 * ) 문장의 기간, 그리고 구금의 현재 위치는 다음과 같습니다 : J 증인 점 워드 프레스 닷컴 co.kr 사이트에서 볼 수

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November 25, 2011

FYI – UN approves resolution criticizing human rights violations in North Korea.

UNITED NATIONS — A key U.N. committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Monday aimed at maintaining pressure on North Korea over its widespread human rights violations.

The General Assembly’s human rights committee adopted the nonbinding resolution by a vote of 112-16 with 55 abstentions. It must now be approved at a plenary session of the 193-member world body, where its adoption is virtually certain.

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September 20, 2011

Korea, Conscientious Objection.

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September 3, 2011

Korea: Imprisoning conscientious objectors – 한국 : 양심 objectors을 투옥

한국은 양심 objectors을 투옥 계속

Since 1950, there have been more than 16,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to a combined total of 31,256 years for refusing to perform military service. If alternative service is not provided, some 500 to 900 young men will continue to be added each year to the list of conscientious objectors criminalized in Korea.

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September 1, 2011

Korea: Court affirms military service.

한국 : 코트는 병역을 긍정.
The Constitutional Court upheld the constitutionality of the country’s Military Act in a 7-2 opinion yesterday, once more laying down the law that men who refuse mandatory military service citing religious or political beliefs are breaking the law.

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July 6, 2011

South Korea Human Rights & Jehovah’s Witnesses. JW 소식 한국 인권


One of the most important human rights issue in South Korea continues to be the National Security Law, which is used arbitrarily to curtail the right to freedom of expression.

한국에서 가장 중요한 인권 문제 중 하나는 표현의 자유에 대한 권리를 축소하기 위해 임의로 사용하는 국가 보안법,으로 계속

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July 5, 2011

South Korea – Conscientious Objectors . . . . . 한국 – 양심 Objectors


여호와의 증인에 대한 뉴스 JW 소식에 들러

Currently, there are 804 of Jehovah’s Witnesses who are imprisoned in South Korea. They have been charged under South Korea’s Military Service Act for their conscientious refusal of military service based on religious grounds.

현재 한국에서 수감 아르 여호와의 증인의 804있다. 그들은 종교적 근거에 따라 병역 자신의 양심 거부에 대한 한국의 병역 법령에 따라 비용이 청구되었습니다.

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May 26, 2011

Korea: Lawyer files petition against law punishing conscientious objectors.

Baek, a Jehovah Witness, asked the court to review the current law dictating rights and obligations of conscripts over whether it infringes upon their Constitutional rights to reject the mandatory military service.

A lawyer indicted for refusing to serve in the military has filed a petition with a court against the Military Service Law that puts conscientious objectors behind bars, arguing the law violates individuals’ freedom of conscience and religion guaranteed under the Constitution.
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May 19, 2011

FYI – Azerbaijan detains South Korean citizen for illegal religious propaganda.

Muslim 93.4%

During an inspection at the apartment of Korean and Japanese language teacher Soon, 60 religious books titiled “Ahdi Jadid” (the New Testament) were revealed and seized.
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May 2, 2011

FYI – North Korea set to indict US Christian accused of proselytizing.


The case was the latest in a series in which US citizens have been held in North Korea on charges ranging from criticizing the North Korean regime to crossing the border illegally, to Christian proselytizing. Christian worship is banned in North Korea, except in two churches in Pyongyang that are viewed as showcases, opened only for display to foreign visitors as evidence of religious freedom.
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April 19, 2011

South Korea. UN calls for fair treatment of conscientious objectors.


The United Nations Human Rights Committee said the South Korean government infringed on the freedom of conscience and religious freedom by imprisoning conscientious objectors who are Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The committee demanded the government expunge their criminal records and provide adequate compensation, and set measures to prevent the recurrence of similar cases in the future, according to the Korean headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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April 17, 2011

UN Human Rights Committee rules in favor of conscientious objectors in South Korea.


GENEVA—On March 24, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) ruled, for a third time, that South Korea violated its obligations under Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) when it imprisoned conscientious objectors. Relying on a similar decision rendered in 2006, the Committee stated that these prison sentences imposed on conscientious objectors “amounted to an infringement of their freedom of conscience and a restriction on their ability to manifest their religion or belief.”
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