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Korean-American Facing Deportation from South Korea After Pro-DPK Statement

© Fotobank.ru/Getty Images / Wonsuk ChoiSouth Korean police stand guard outside of Myeong-dong Cathedral
South Korean police stand guard outside of Myeong-dong Cathedral - Sputnik International
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Seoul prosecutors have sent a request to the South Korean Justice Ministry to deport a woman for expressing alleged sympathies toward North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.

South Korean activists prepare to release balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets at a park near the inter-Korea border in Paju, north of Seoul, on October 10, 2014 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW, January 8 (Sputnik) The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said the woman should be deported from the country instead of being indicted at the police's request, Yonhap reported.

In November 2014, Shin Eun-mi, a Korean-American woman, was accused of making complimentary observations about Pyongyang during her lectures in South Korea. The remarks she allegedly made while describing her trips to North Korea run counter to domestic National Security Law, according to Yonhap.

In December 2014, Shin, suspected of praising North Korea, was summoned by the Seoul Metropolitan Police for several rounds of interrogation.

South Korea's decades-old National Security Law forbids any activities that are deemed to be sympathetic to North Korean interests and supportive of the Communist regime in the neighboring country.

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