South Korea's Supreme Court has ruled to allow "conscientious objections" to the country's mandatory military service. It means that males, between the ages of 18 and 35, may now refuse the call-up based on their moral or religious beliefs. More than 19,000 conscientious objectors have been jailed since 1950, most of them from the Christian denomination "Jehovah's Witnesses."
Updated 22:35, 10-Nov-2018