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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 [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’  [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 ) tweeted [ko] as below.
김진태 의원, “反국가 헌정질서 파괴범, 변호인 접견권제한 발의” http://t.co/Nz2MLIsNfA  김진대, 단단히 미쳤구나. 이 다음엔 고문을 허용하자는 법안 발의하겠구나.
— 이재화(변호사) (@jhohmylaw) January 3, 2014 
[After linking to news article  [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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URLs in this post:
 proposed a bill : http://media.daum.net/politics/others/newsview?newsid=20140103145012196
 utterly unconstitutional idea’: http://www.lawissue.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=16217
 @jhohmylaw: http://twitter.com/jhohmylaw
 tweeted : https://twitter.com/jhohmylaw/status/419009882491076609
 http://t.co/Nz2MLIsNfA: http://t.co/Nz2MLIsNfA
 January 3, 2014: https://twitter.com/jhohmylaw/statuses/419009882491076609
 linking to news article: http://t.co/Nz2MLIsNfA
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