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South Korea: ‘Torture Expert’-Turned-Pastor Loses Pastorship Amid Criticism

Categories: East Asia, South Korea, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Politics, Protest, Religion

Lee Geun-an is a former ‘torture expert’, notorious for his brutal ways of torture on numerous democratic activists under authoritarian rules in 1970s and 80s. After serving 7 years in prison, he became a Protestant pastor, but was kicked out of his job as his shameless and unrepenting comments [1] prompt public criticism [2] [ko].