South Korean soldiers in joint drills with the US. Photo: Photo: AFP

South Korean conscientious objectors will be able to avoid military service after Supreme Court ruling

  • Those refusing the call-up had faced prison time – around 19,000 conscientious objectors have been jailed since 1950
  • The social implications of the South’s military service are also enormous – men must interrupt or delay either their education or their careers to comply
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South Korean soldiers in joint drills with the US. Photo: Photo: AFP
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