Summary Box: South Korean indicted for retweeting

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Posted: Feb 02, 2012 1:59 PM
Summary Box: South Korean indicted for retweeting

THE NEWS: South Korean prosecutors have indicted a 23-year-old Socialist Party member on charges that he reposted messages from a North Korean government Twitter account.

THE CHARGE: Park Jeong-geun, who runs a photo studio in Seoul, was indicted earlier this week under the National Security Law, which makes it a crime to praise, sympathize or cooperate with North Korea.

THE DEFENSE: A fellow Socialist Party member said Park only retweeted the messages to promote freedom of expression and lampoon the North's government.