U.S. ambassador attack renews focus on contentious South Korean security law

March 15, 2015 12:03 AM

6 0

U.S. ambassador attack renews focus on contentious South Korean security law

SEOUL (Reuters) - Efforts by South Korean police to charge a nationalist over a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador have renewed debate about the use of a state security act as a political weapon and an attempt to gloss over security shortcomings.

Kim Ki-jong, 55, could face charges including attempted murder over the March 5 attack as well as violating the National Security Act, a 67-year-old statute that critics say has long outlived its purpose.

Also read: Mike Pence: Trump's Taiwan Call Was Just 'Courtesy'

Read more

To category page

Loading...