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South Korean military court convicts gay soldier over sex with colleague

Human rights groups criticised ruling; says it further worsens situation of sexual minority groups

AP/PTI  |  Seoul 

A South Korean military court has sentenced an army captain to a suspended prison term for having sex with a fellow male soldier. Human rights groups have criticised the ruling as regressive, saying it further intimidates the country's already persecuted sexual minority groups. The lawyer of the captain said Wednesday it's unclear whether his client would appeal his six month prison sentence that was suspended by a year because he felt tormented by the legal process. He will be dishonorably discharged if the ruling stays. The captain was arrested last month amid allegations ...

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First Published: Wed, May 24 2017. 11:48 IST
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