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Tweeting for freedom in South Korea
Lawyers condemn security law after activist indicted for reposting messages from North Korean government.
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2012 05:57

An activist has been indicted in South Korea for reposting messages from the North Korean government on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

The case is turning the spotlight on a national security law which some lawyers, who are campaigning to abolish it, say is ineffective and draconian.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

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