On August 26, a liberal scholar was arrested for "propagating socialism" in South Korea. Evidently it is actually against the law here to denounce capitalism because it is seen as a national security threat. I was just a slightly astounded to read this. I guess I just assumed that because I was living in a democracy, people would be allowed to have have their own opinions about politics, but I guess I was wrong. Fortunately the professor was released today because of a lack of evidence against him, but the police will continue their investigation. For more information, you can read this article in the Korea Times: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2008/08/113_30227.html
Does anyone out there have any more info on this topic?