Soldier reveals how he faced the South Korean military’s gay witch hunt

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04/21/2019

A soldier has detailed what happened to him after he was caught up in South Korea’s hunt for gay people in the military. While same-sex activity is legal in the country, the military bans it under Article 92-6. The law says it is in order ‘to keep the military community sound’. However, South Korea has a mandatory two year draft for all able-bodied male citizens. Those caught could be placed in prison for six months to two years. Military officers are actively searching for gay and bisexual men. According to campaigners, this witch-hunt has continued since 2017.

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