"A Korean-American woman was ordered to leave South Korea Saturday for making pro-North Korean remarks during her on-stage talks shows in South Korea… After some two hours of investigation, the immigration office decided to immediately deport Shin Eun-mi as requested by the prosecution," Yonhap, South Korea's media outlet reported citing justice ministry officials.
Yonhap added that the woman could be banned from entering South Korea for the next five years. Shin Eun-mi, a California resident has already fled the country to the United States. Before the departure from Seoul, Shin said he had no intentions to praise North Korea's regime, adding that she was just expressing her views regarding her travels to the state.
During her lectures in November, 2014 the woman told a Seoul audience that many North Koreans who fled their homeland to South Korea wanted to return to their fatherland and expressed hopes Kim Jong Un would carry out positive changes in the country. The woman also made noting regarding the cleanliness of North Korea's rivers and good taste of its beer.
Critics have already blasted South Korea's government for the blatant violation against freedom of speech and expression.
United Nations' spokesperson Farhan Haq stated that "The secretary-general’s position on freedom of expression and freedom of opinion is well known…. That would apply here as well."
It is worth mentioning that South Korea's National Security Law prohibits any pro-North Korean activities since the two countries still remain "technically" in a state of war.