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South Korean Lawmaker Proposes Bill Denying Right to Counsel for Anti-State Criminals

Written by Lee Yoo Eun On 3 January 2014 @ 21:29 pm | 3 Comments

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A ruling party lawmaker, Kim Jin-tae proposed a bill [1][ko] that either denies or greatly limits the right to counsel for criminals who are accused of committing ‘anti-state activities’. It has already drawn harsh criticism from civil rights lawyers who call it ‘utterly unconstitutional idea’ [2] [ko] and sparked heated debates in major South Korean online venues. Vice chairman of the Lawyers for a Democratic Society's Judicial Committee, Lee Jae-hwa (@jhohmylaw [3]tweeted [4][ko] as below. 

[After linking to news article [7] [ko] about the bill] Kim Jin-tae is totally delusional. What would be his next step? He may even propose a bill legalizing torture.

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[1] proposed a bill : http://media.daum.net/politics/others/newsview?newsid=20140103145012196

[2] utterly unconstitutional idea’: http://www.lawissue.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=16217

[3] @jhohmylaw: http://twitter.com/jhohmylaw

[4] tweeted : https://twitter.com/jhohmylaw/status/419009882491076609

[5] http://t.co/Nz2MLIsNfA: http://t.co/Nz2MLIsNfA

[6] January 3, 2014: https://twitter.com/jhohmylaw/statuses/419009882491076609

[7] linking to news article: http://t.co/Nz2MLIsNfA

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