January 21, 2021

Human Rights Watch decries bill that could jail North Korea activists

The South Korean bill could fine leafleting activists up to $27,200 or jail them for up to three years

A major human rights organization is decrying a South Korean bill that would ban groups from blasting loudspeaker propaganda into North Korean territory or launching informational leaflets over the border.

On Saturday, Human Rights Watch urged South Korea's National Assembly to scrap a bill nicknamed the "anti-leaflet law," calling it a violation of free speech.