World After sex video, South Korea cracks down on gay soldiers

04:56  21 april  2017
04:56  21 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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South Korean Army chief of staff Jang Jun-kyu allegedly ordered the use of dating apps to track down and arrest gay soldiers after a sex tape between two men within their ranks was uploaded online. The non-profit Military Human Rights Center of Korea (MHRCK)

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SEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video between two male soldiers appeared was posted on the internet earlier this year.

South Korea's army says it's conducting a proper criminal investigation on soldiers allegedly involved with filming and uploading the video.

But Taehoon Lim of the Military Human Rights Center for Korea says the army has embarked on a broader mission to weed out gay soldiers.

Lim says more than 30 soldiers are being investigated and at least one of them has been arrested. Rights advocates say the campaign is stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group.

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