Conscientious objector, Civilian Public Service, Korean War, Military service, South Korea, Jehovah's Witnesses

In South Korea, Draft Resisters Still Go to Prison. But Now It’s a Job.

On Oct 25, 2020
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“I am grateful that I am finally given this chance to serve the country without violating my conscience,” said Lee Seung-ki, a Jehovah’s Witness who will work in a prison for three years instead of joining South Korea’s military. https://t.co/dDqUHuIebj
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A court ruled that conscientious objectors must be allowed to serve their country in other ways. The government says they’ll still have to do so behind prison walls.

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On Oct 25, 2020
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“I am grateful that I am finally given this chance to serve the country without violating my conscience,” said Lee Seung-ki, a Jehovah’s Witness who will work in a prison for three years instead of joining South Korea’s military. https://t.co/dDqUHuIebj
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In South Korea, Draft Resisters Still Go to Prison. But Now It’s a Job.

In South Korea, Draft Resisters Still Go to Prison. But Now It’s a Job.

A court ruled that conscientious objectors must be allowed to serve their country in other ways. The government says they’ll still have to do so behind prison walls.

S Korea to investigate whether conscientious objectors played violent video games

S Korea to investigate whether conscientious objectors played violent video games

Do you enjoy playing violent video games? Then you can't avoid military service.

South Korea to pardon 1,800 conscientious objectors

South Korea to pardon 1,800 conscientious objectors

Men who refused mandatory military service were subjected to prison - and social stigma.

South Korea’s Supreme Court Rules That Alternatives to Mandatory Military Service Must be Provided. Could Have Large Implications for Esports Athletes

South Korea’s Supreme Court Rules That Alternatives to Mandatory Military Service Must be Provided. Could Have Large Implications for Esports Athletes

There has been a consistent worry throughout the Korean LoL scene about when a player will have to do their mandatory military service, or conscription, and how that will impact their ...