Tuesday, August 05, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, July 31 2008] Military expands book blacklist

List of 23 books designated as ‘seditious’ now includes best-sellers and books by academics

It was discovered that the Ministry of National Defense has labeled books about culture and best-sellers as “seditious publications” and taken them off the shelves. Military authorities instructed the army to block distribution of dangerous documents by requiring that all mail be opened in the presence of a military officer.

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