South Korean university students supportive of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting Seoul are blocked by policemen. Photo: Reuters

South Korea has eased security law that bans praise for the North, opening door for pro-Pyongyang activists

  • Thousands of students, citizens and defectors were prosecuted, jailed and even executed under the 1948 law
  • Now, the rise of far-left, pro-Pyongyang activists exploiting the looser enforcement of the law has sparked a backlash from conservative groups
Topic |   Korean peninsula

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South Korean university students supportive of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting Seoul are blocked by policemen. Photo: Reuters
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