There are many examples across the world, including the United Kingdom, of the truth of the maxim, 'To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.’ The latest example comes from South Korea.
They have utilised their National Security Act, against a 68 year old citizen and jailed him for fourteen months. He apparently has previously fallen foul of this Act three times previously.
His heinous crime? Writing a poem, Means of Unification, which praised North Korea. Under the Act this is verboten.
The BBC reports that he said that ‘if the two Korea's were united under Pyongyang's socialist system, people would get free housing, healthcare and education. Everyone would have a job and fewer people would live in debt and commit suicide.
Note: the original source for this story quoted the Korea Herald but this writer has been unable to find this item on the Herald’s website.