April 20, 2024

South Korean court strikes down law banning leaflet launches into North Korea

Constitutional Court rules anti-leaflet law passed in 2021 ‘excessively restricts’ freedom of speech

South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled that a controversial law banning the sending of anti-regime leaflets into North Korea is unconstitutional on Tuesday, two and a half years after it went into effect.

The justices deemed the so-called anti-leaflet law unconstitutional in a 7-2 vote. 

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