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29 May 2017

South Korean Soldier Charged for Gay Sex

Military court in South Korea hands down suspended prison sentence to army captain who had gay sex.

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An army captain in South Korea was dishonourably discharged and handed a suspended six-month prison sentence after a military court on Wednesday found him guilty of having sex with another man.

The captain was convicted of violating the Military Criminal Act which states that a soldier engaging in sodomy or "other disgraceful conduct" can be put in jail for up to two years. Gay sex is not illegal for civilians.

The court case comes after General Jang Jun-kyu, South Korea’s army chief of staff, launched a “track-down process” to locate and expose suspected gay personnel.

It is alleged that up to 50 soldiers have been outed after being lured in by fake profiles on popular gay dating apps. It has been reported that 20 personnel faced serious charges.

Amnesty International released a statement denouncing the ruling: "This unjust conviction should be immediately overturned," said Roseann Rife, East Asia research director at Amnesty International.

"No one should be persecuted based on their sexual orientation, activity or gender identity alone. What counts is their service not their sexuality."

 

Reader's Comments

1. 2017-05-29 17:10  
Was this while on duty?
2. 2017-05-29 18:29  
How incredibly stupid and pathetic in this day and age. They need to get real.
3. 2017-05-30 01:59  
Surely South Korea is more advanced than that. This is 2017 not 1917, the Korean government needs to look at things realistically. If you made all of your soldiers who ever had sex with an other male, resign, you would loose half of your army. The majority of officers have had sex with males. Get with it Korea.
4. 2017-05-30 04:06  
I can't wait for the "old guard" mentality to be extinguished and the modern/progressive attitude to take over.
5. 2017-05-30 12:50  
Sir get your head out of the sand and please hurry we are in 2017
6. 2017-06-01 10:11  
Entrapment is ethically wrong and to penalize what adults do in private should be none of the government's or society's business. THis is the 21st CENTURY. Apparently dinosaurs still roam the earth !
7. 2017-06-14 07:55
so what's wrong if these soldiers have gay sex? i think it would make for a nice gay porno movie, honey

once again, Asians just don't like anything and everything that is homosexual

choose potatoes over rice, might make things healthy for you

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