How to judge from conscience? Korean conscience refuses military service innocence leads controversy

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 How to judge from conscience? Korean conscience refuses military service innocence leads controversy


According to KBS TV, Wu Mou, a 43-year-old religious believer, was sentenced to one and a half yearsimprisonment for refusing to join the army. Wu refused to accept the appeal, and eventually the Supreme Court reversed the original sentence and sent it back for retrial. In 2004, the Korean Grand Court ruled in the contrary that those who refused military service because of their religious beliefs and personal conscience were guilty.

On the 1 day, the collegial panel that made the judgement held that religious belief is freedom of conscience which is higher than the duty of military service. According to the judge, the criminal punishment of those who refuse military service because of their religious beliefs or personal conscience is an excessive restriction on individual freedom of conscience and a violation of the principle of tolerance of minorities. The collegial panel also indicated that when the defendant refused to serve because of his beliefs and personal conscience, it should strictly verify whether his beliefs were profound and unswerving, and also refer to his growth process and social experience. The court also pointed out that it was a misunderstanding of the Military Service Act to convict the defendant without any review.

According to Yonhap news agency, four justices with minority opinions believe that the acquittal of objection to military service will lead to confusion without obvious changes in social norms and reality. They criticized that the ruling could be exploited by some religions and that issues should be dealt with in accordance with the emerging system of alternative service and should await legislative resolution by Congress. Reported that at present, the Korean courts have judged 930 people involved in the refusal of military service for religious reasons, and the judgment of the Grand Court on the 1st day will play a benchmarking role. How to judge the refusal of military service from conscience? South Koreas MBC television reported this question. The report points out how to judge what is conscience is a difficult problem. South Koreas World Daily also questioned who would be willing to serve in the army if they could not do military service for religious reasons. South Koreas Newsis News Agency reported that conscience is the voice of the soul, how to let the presiding judge judge judge whether the defendant refused military service out of real conscience or religious belief, the relevant controversy will continue to emerge in the future. Source: Global Times - World Wide Web. More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com responsible editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

According to Yonhap news agency, four justices with minority opinions believe that the acquittal of objection to military service will lead to confusion without obvious changes in social norms and reality. They criticized that the ruling could be exploited by some religions and that issues should be dealt with in accordance with the emerging system of alternative service and should await legislative resolution by Congress. Reported that at present, the Korean courts have judged 930 people involved in the refusal of military service for religious reasons, and the judgment of the Grand Court on the 1st day will play a benchmarking role.

How to judge the refusal of military service from conscience? South Koreas MBC television reported this question. The report points out how to judge what is conscience is a difficult problem. South Koreas World Daily also questioned who would be willing to serve in the army if they could not do military service for religious reasons. South Koreas Newsis News Agency reported that conscience is the voice of the soul, how to let the presiding judge judge judge whether the defendant refused military service out of real conscience or religious belief, the relevant controversy will continue to emerge in the future.