I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it

January 19th, 2011
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It has been reported that the South  Korean government has yet again arrested and charged a South Korean national for violating its National Security Law (NSL). The 54-year-old man, Mr. Cho, is accused of praising North Korea via his account on Twitter.  It is difficult to sympathize with Mr. Cho’s decision to support such a

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  • Aidan Foster-Carter

    Amen! Excellent, balanced article.

    As I recall, it was in the past the formal position of both the UK and US governments that their ROK ally should abolish the NSL. Does anyone know if this is still the case.

    btw please could NKNews provide a short bio or byline for your ever more numerous authors?

  • Steven

    Thanks for your article Sandra but I must disagree with you. These laws are essential for preventing sympathy groups from increasing the scope of their activities and undermining the government. Who knows what may have happened following the recent shelling had North Korea many supporters able to undermine the nation at a time when great unity was required.

  • Jean Smith

    Unfortunately, it looks as though it may only get worse:
    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2011/09/16/0200000000AEN20110916008400315.HTML
    A new era on ‘McCartyism’?

  • Jean Smith

    Unfortunately, it looks as though it may only get worse:
    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2011/09/16/0200000000AEN20110916008400315.HTML
    A new era on ‘McCartyism’?