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South Korea should free conscientious objectors to military service, Amnesty says | WaPo

South Korea should immediately end the needless imprisonment of hundreds of young men who refuse to do compulsory military service for religious or philosophical reasons, Amnesty International said in a report issued Wednesday.

In their report entitled Sentenced to Life: Conscientious Objectors in South Korea, the human rights group said that more than 600 South Korean men are imprisoned each year for being conscientious objectors, often with devastating social and economic consequences.

Source: South Korea should free conscientious objectors to military service, Amnesty says

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