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South Korea: Ban on political party another sign of shrinking space for freedom of expression

Headline Title:  South Korea: Ban on political party another sign of shrinking space for freedom of express 19 December 2014 A decision by South Korea's Constitutional Court to dissolve an opposition political party could have chilling consequences for freedom of expression and association in the country, said Amnesty International. The court found that the Unified Progressive Party (UPP) violated the country's "fundamental democratic order" after the government accused the party of supporting North Korea. The ruling also disqualified all sitting UPP lawmakers from representing…

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