Until new legislation comes into effect in September, stalking offenders are only punishable with a fine not exceeding 100,000 won – just US$90. Photo: Shutterstock
Until new legislation comes into effect in September, stalking offenders are only punishable with a fine not exceeding 100,000 won – just US$90. Photo: Shutterstock
South Korea

Triple-murder case in South Korea exposes shortfalls of new stalking law

  • After stalking a woman, a man murdered her as well as her sister and mother before living in the women’s flat for three days
  • Experts say even though new anti-stalking legislation imposes a jail term and hefty fines on offenders, initial stalking cases are punishable only by fines, leaving victims vulnerable

Until new legislation comes into effect in September, stalking offenders are only punishable with a fine not exceeding 100,000 won – just US$90. Photo: Shutterstock
Until new legislation comes into effect in September, stalking offenders are only punishable with a fine not exceeding 100,000 won – just US$90. Photo: Shutterstock
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