Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adultery is Now legal in South Korea


The  Korean constitutional court of South Korea on Thursday struck down the statue outlawing adultery, a law which has sent many to prison in the country.
seven out of Nine judges ruled that the 1953 law is unconstitutional in their judgement
"Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral, state power should not intervene in individuals' private lives," said presiding justice Park Han-Chul
Close to 5,500 people has been arraign in court for adultery charges in the last six years,including 900 persons last year
216 people were jailed 2004 under the law,the cancelation of this law make it the 5 time the court has consider the constitutional legality of the legislation

Source -AFP

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