May 22, 2024

South Korean civic groups fight ‘anti-leaflet’ law in constitutional court

Opposition party lawmakers also filed a revision to the recent law, which criminalizes leaflet launches to North Korea

Two weeks after South Korea passed a controversial law banning leaflet launches to North Korea, several South Korean civil groups fought back by filing a constitutional appeal on Tuesday.

The recent “anti-leaflet” law, passed on Dec. 14, cracks down on the act of sending informational or propaganda fliers over the border by enacting fines of up to 30 million won (about $27,000) or prison sentences of up to three years.

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