A South Korean free speech activist received a suspended 10-month prison term for resending North Korean propaganda posts on his Twitter account, according to prosecutors.
Park Jung-geun, 24, allegedly resent over 100 posts from the official Twitter account of the North Korean government. One of the posts he shared said, “Long Live Kim Jong-il!” after the longstanding North Korean leader died last year. Park also wrote that he wishes to send “uranium and plutonium” to North Korea to show his condolences, according to the New York Times.
Park denied the charges against him and claimed that his posts were a mere parody. He was later released on bail.
Praising, encouraging or propagandizing the North Korean regime is a violation of South Korea’s controversial National Security Law.