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    Korean adulterer faces jail term

    Korean adulterer faces jail term


    Ms Ok said the law violated her right to choose her relationships

    South Korean prosecutors have demanded an 18-month jail term for a popular actress who admitted breaking the country's strict laws on adultery.

    Ok So-ri had sought to overturn the 50-year old legislation, which carries a maximum jail sentence of two years.

    She said it was an infringement of human rights and amounted to revenge.

    But in October the constitutional court ruled for the fourth time that adultery must remain a crime, saying it was damaging to social order.

    Ms Ok has admitted having an affair with a well-known pop singer and her husband, Park Chul, is said to be seeking "a severe sentence".

    'Loveless marriage'

    She blamed her infidelity on a loveless marriage to Mr Park, also an actor, and launched a legal challenge against the adultery law itself.

    But the court ruled that the adultery law did not violate the right to "sexual self-determination and privacy" and that the available punishment was appropriate.
    "Society still recognises that adultery damages social order," said the court.
    "The punishment of a two-year jail term is not excessive when comparing it to responsibility."

    Ms Ok's lawyers have said the legislation "has degenerated into a means of revenge by the spouse, rather than a means of saving a marriage".

    The Korean Times says that in the past three years about 1,200 people have been indicted annually for adultery, but very few have been jailed.

    The case has created a sensation in South Korea, say correspondents, where many have denounced what they see as an archaic law.


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    Lucky they don't have that law in Thailand.

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    Kind of along the lines of prostitution being illegal in Thailand.

    Yes, but ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    South Korean prosecutors have demanded an 18-month jail term for a popular actress who admitted breaking the country's strict laws on adultery.
    Wonder how many Korean men have been convicted of this heinous crime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Ms Ok's lawyers have said the legislation "has degenerated into a means of revenge by the spouse, rather than a means of saving a marriage".
    yes.


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    Makes Islamic law look tame . . .

    I would like to become a Koreaphobe! Primitive barbarians!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Makes Islamic law look tame . . .

    I would like to become a Koreaphobe! Primitive barbarians!
    Yep, acid on the face vs. 2 years min security, parole eligible at 11 weeks, golfing on Wednesdays ...

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    why is this in the world news section? koreans have yellow skin and funny eyes as well. It should be in the Asia section.


    want to know what is fucked up - read this story about the adulterer and then read this one.

    A court handed down suspended jail terms to four family members who repeatedly raped a teenage relative who suffered from an intellectual disability.

    The Cheongju District Court Thursday sentenced an 87-year-old grandfather and two uncles of a 16-year-old girl to four-year suspended prison terms for sexually assaulting and raping the girl for the last seven years. Another uncle received a three-year suspended jail term.

    The court acknowledged that their crime was ``sinful'' as they used the young girl, who is their family member, to satisfy their sexual desires. But it gave the suspended terms, saying, ``The accused have fostered the girl in her parents' place. Considering her disability, she will also need their care and help in living in the future.''

    The court added it took the accused people's old age and illness into consideration.

    Citizens strongly denounced the ruling, saying the punishments were too lenient for the grave crime. Internet users said it is absurd to release them to ``take care of her,'' as she needs help from others, not from rapists. They also said those committing such a crime do not deserve consideration regarding old age or illnesses.

    Some bloggers are collecting signatures to oust the judge who made the ruling. The prosecution also decided to appeal. ``One of them even has a previous conviction for rape but was given a suspended term. The ruling is unacceptable,'' a prosecutor said.
    Court Ruling on Rapists Draws Anger

    Fucking cunts the lot of the kimchi eating twats

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