Court Sentences 2 Conscientious Objectors to Prison Terms

Write : 2018-03-08 16:54:30 Update : 2018-03-08 18:47:37

Court Sentences 2 Conscientious Objectors to Prison Terms

Two young conscientious objectors have received a prison term for refusing their mandatory military service based on their religious convictions. 

The Incheon District Court said on Thursday that it sentenced a 25-year-old man to 18 months in prison for violating the military law. 

The convict, who is a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a religious denomination that disapproves military training using guns, was notified  in August of last year to join the Army in about a month's time, but refused to do so. 

The court also handed an 18-month prison sentence to a 21-year-old man, who did not follow the order to enter the military barracks by last November. He is also a member of the same religious group. 

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