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Charges Dropped for South Korean Indicted for Retweeting North Korean Messages

Categories: East Asia, North Korea, South Korea, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Law, Protest

Park Jeong-geun, a photographer/activist who was sentenced to 10 months jail term for satirically re-tweeting messages [1] from a North Korean official account, was found not guilty [2] [ko]. A flurry of tweets congratulating him were sent to Park's Twitter account (@seouldecadence [3]), who tweeted after the verdict [4] [ko] that there is a chance the prosecutor may appeal the case. Park added ‘but dont do that if you have any conscience left’.