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"GOOD" 😁 BREAKING NEWS | Historic Korean Constitutional Court Decision: Punishing Conscientious Objectors Declared Unconstitutional

 

On June 28, 2018, for the first time in South Korea’s history, the Constitutional Court declared a section of Korea’s Military Service Act (MSA) unconstitutional, as it does not provide alternative service for conscientious objectors. The landmark ruling is the key to reversing a 65-year-old policy of imprisoning conscientious objectors under the MSA.

Since 1953, over 19,300 of our brothers have been sentenced to a combined total of more than 36,700 years in prison. The Constitutional Court’s decision now opens the door for the Supreme Court of Korea to apply this ruling to specific cases involving conscientious objectors. In addition, Korean lawmakers are now obligated to institute alternative service for conscientious objectors by December 31, 2019.

 

We all rejoice with our brothers in Korea that the foundation has been laid to end decades of injustice.—Proverbs 15:30.

 

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I am grateful things are getting better in South Korea..

As a Korean brother who spent 1 year and 3 months in a prison (quite short compared to other brothers in my father's generation, but still pretty painful)

I'm convinced no one should go through a year and a half in a place like that.

You still get a lot and learn much from doing that, but still, a prison is a prison.. !!

I hope young brothers in the next generation spend their precious doing better things. 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, NobleEndeavours said:

I am grateful things are getting better in South Korea..

As a Korean brother who spent 1 year and 3 months in a prison (quite short compared to other brothers in my father's generation, but still pretty painful)

I'm convinced no one should go through a year and a half in a place like that.

You still get a lot and learn much from doing that, but still, a prison is a prison.. !!

I hope young brothers in the next generation spend their precious doing better things. 

 

 

 

You are an excellent example for us, Timothy! We here in the USA should not feel complacent, as if all our present freedoms will remain in place! Thank you and all our faithful young people and older ones too who are integrity keepers under difficult circumstances!😀

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16 hours ago, NobleEndeavours said:

I am grateful things are getting better in South Korea..

As a Korean brother who spent 1 year and 3 months in a prison (quite short compared to other brothers in my father's generation, but still pretty painful)

I'm convinced no one should go through a year and a half in a place like that.

You still get a lot and learn much from doing that, but still, a prison is a prison.. !!

I hope young brothers in the next generation spend their precious doing better things. 

You, together with all of those who kept their integrity despite being imprisoned really helps us to be more courageous. We are praying and hoping the same for our brothers in Russia...

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