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[VIDEO NEWS] Civil groups go against harsh alternative service for Korea’s conscientious objectors

Nov 08,2018
1) Ministry of Defense, Oct. 5

2) There was an emergency press conference with civil groups about the government’s offer of alternative service for conscientious objectors of military conscription.

3) Participants said that this alternative service would be three years long, twice that of normal service, and that objectors are more likely to be stationed in correctional facilities.

4) They claimed this decision is another form of discrimination against conscientious objectors and that it is inhumane and oppressive.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Kim Ji-sun
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo