Monday, June 29, 2015

Hey, ROK, it's 2015!

Can it be that South Korea is still having trouble coming to grips with conscientious objection by Jehovah's Witnesses? Seems so, according to this piece in the Los Angeles Times:
Some 600 conscientious objectors are currently behind bars in South Korea, most of them Jehovah’s Witnesses, for refusing to serve in the 650,000-strong military. Though South Korea has several “alternative service” options for men like Lee, including working in administrative roles in government offices, even these recruits must go through a month of combat training — a requirement that some find unacceptable.

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