SOUTH KOREA: Court acquits blogger known as “Minerva”
'Reporters Without Borders welcomes blogger Park Dae-sung's acquittal today by the Seoul central district court on charges of affecting foreign exchange markets and undermining the nation's credibility by posting false information online. Prosecutors had requested an 18-month prison sentence for Park, who is better known by his blog name of Minerva. This acquittal is a sign that the South Korean courts are capable of issuing independent verdicts based on the facts, without yielding to political pressure, Reporters Without Borders said. We hope this verdict will encourage the authorities not to prosecute or intimidate Internet users any more.'
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Author Organisation: Reporters without borders