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South Korean Man Given Suspended Sentence For Retweeting NK Propaganda 90

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the don't-talk-about-it dept.
tukang writes "Park Jung-geun, 24, of South Korea has been given a 10 month suspended prison sentence for violating the country's National Security Law, which prohibits 'praising, encouraging or propagandizing' North Korea, by retweeting over 100 North Korean propaganda posts."
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South Korean Man Given Suspended Sentence For Retweeting NK Propaganda

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 21, 2012 @04:09PM (#42059363)

    the only defense the powerless have against the powerful is anonymity

    that is why the powerful want to destroy the anonymous internet

    if the guy had hadn't associated his real name with his account then used twitter through tor or an out of country vpn he would still have his freedom

    lesson learned, if you do anything that might possibly get the attention of those with the power to harm you don't let them know it was you who did it

  • by Meeni (1815694) on Wednesday November 21, 2012 @07:19PM (#42061405)

    They are still at war with NK, you know. It's been 60 years, but they are still at war. And not always cold, as the bombing of civilians last year recall, or the sinking of navy units 2 years ago by a submarine. Praising a country you are actively at war with is often seen as treason, even in free countries. You may or may not agree, but it is not unusual.

Be sociable. Speak to the person next to you in the unemployment line tomorrow.