South Korea allows conscientious objectors free

SEOUL – South Korea late Friday, 58 people on the grounds of conscientious objection to military service have refused to free from prison. The step comes after earlier this month the supreme court conscientious objection had been recognized as a legitimate reason to refuse service. Almost fifty years were conscientious objectors in South Korea rely on imprisonment of up to three years.

South Korea is officially still at war with neighbouring North Korea, but the last time search the countries closer to each other. Probably depends on the judgment of the supreme court along with the better relationships.

According to South Korean media continue to thirteen of the prisoners of conscience still stuck. The 58 released to alternative service. According to a new bill will be a maximum of 36 months. Military service lasts for eighteen months.

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