Extra! Korea

March 14, 2009

“Minerva” Denied Bail

Filed under: censorship, politics — extrakorea @ 8:33 am

The blogger known as “Minerva” has been denied bail. The Korea Times writes:

A Court has refused to grant bail to arrested Internet commentator Park Dae-sung, better known as “Minerva,” citing the possibility that he could flee.

And so what if he did? What would he do? Write another blog entry? Oh no! We’re not talking about a rapist or a bank robber. Decisions like this are going to alienate what supporters the Lee Myung-bak administration has left.

2 Comments »

  1. […] Minerva, now this. Free speech isn’t absolute, but the Lee Myung-bak administration seems to be a […]

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