Four Jehovah’s Witnesses acquitted after refusing military service

Four Jehovah’s Witnesses acquitted after refusing military service

South Korean courts have acquitted four men in their twenties who refused to perform their mandatory military service because of their religious beliefs. On Aug. 24, Hon. Cho Jeong-min, the judge presiding over the 7th criminal division of the Goyang Branch of the Uijeongbu District Court found four Jehovah’s Witnesses surnamed Kim (28), Lee (24), Choi (23) and Roh (25) not guilty on charges of violating the Military Service Act by refusing to obey government orders to report for duty.

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