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South Korea: Online Petition Requestiong Presidential Pardon to His Vocal Critic

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

South Korean net users have created an online petition [1] [ko] requesting the Korean President to grant a presidential pardon to his vocal critic, Chung Bong-ju, who was jailed [2] for raising stock price manipulation allegations against the president. Within less than a day, this petition has already gathered more than 8 thousand signatures.