Wednesday, February 13, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, January 31 2008] Actress Petitions to Scrap Adultery Law

Actress Ok So-ri has filed a petition with the Uijeongbu District Court asking it to ask the Constitutional Court to consider if the country's adultery law is unconstitutional.

Ok was indicted on Jan. 16 for having an extramarital affair. Under the adultery law, convicted adulterers can be sentenced to up to two years in prison.

In her petition, Ok said that the adultery law violates the individual's constitutionally-protected rights to privacy and to freely engage in sexual activities. Adultery is a matter that should be governed not by criminal law but by civic law, she said.

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