×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: AS | South Korea | Conscientious Objectors

S. Korea Court Upholds Conscientious Objection to Military

Thursday, 01 November 2018 02:38 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's top court has ruled that people can legally reject mandatory military service on conscientious or religious grounds and must not be punished.

The landmark ruling Tuesday is expected to affect the cases of more than 900 conscientious objectors on trial.

Hundreds of South Koreans, mostly Jehovah's Witnesses, are imprisoned every year for refusing to serve in the military.

The Supreme Court said it quashed a lower court's ruling that sentenced a conscientious objector to 18 months in prison. It says it ordered the lower court to review its earlier verdict.

Earlier this year, South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled the government must introduce alternative social service for conscientious objectors by 2019.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


GlobalTalk
South Korea's top court has ruled that people can legally reject mandatory military service on conscientious or religious grounds and must not be punished.The landmark ruling Tuesday is expected to affect the cases of more than 900 conscientious objectors on trial.Hundreds...
AS,South Korea,Conscientious Objectors
116
2018-38-01
Thursday, 01 November 2018 02:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved