The military human rights group says that in April, Army chief of staff Gen. Kang refused. A global gay rights organization has launched an online petition campaign to call for an end to an alleged crackdown on gay soldiers in South Korea.
For the vast majority of South Korean men however, there is still no way to avoid the military. The army declined to respond to individual accusations by Mr.
So it's not good for getting a job. They seized mobile phones without warrants and forced the men to identify gay soldiers on their contact lists and to confess to having sex with them. The military human rights group says that in April, Army chief of staff Gen.
The army declined to provide details of its investigation.
Under the conscript system, all eligible men are required to serve about two years. South Korea, which technically has been in a state of war with North Korea for decadeshas a conscript army of aboutsoldiers. Can you read your cat? In South Korea, the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are a largely taboo and politically unpopular subject.
The Korean military has denied the allegations, saying it only investigated those involved in a video of two servicemen having sex posted via social media. I had already spent a year," he said. So I was really proud of myself. Using information they learned from the case, investigators expanded the inquiry.