Supreme Court Rejects Appeal from Singer Kim Woo Joo for Evading Military Service
SWAG-Tastic Voyage, Aug. 28, 2015, 12:01 p.m.
Singer Kim Woo Joo had faked a mental illness to evade mandatory military service, was reportedly sentence to one year in prison by the Supreme Court. According to the legal community, the Supreme Court had ruled a rejection to Kim Woo Joo’s appeal on August 21st, regarding the trial that happened on July 7th.
The court stated, "[Kim Woo Joo] acted under false pretenses that he was suffering mental illness, exempting him from military service. Taking into consideration the compulsory military service and fairness, [Kim Woo Joo] needs to be severely punished," showing their reasons for rejecting the appeal. Just like the results from the original trial, the Supreme court sentenced Kim Woo Joo to one year in prison.
Kim Woo Joo then objected to the ruling and had submitted another appeal in the same month. The Supreme Court promptly rejected that appeal as well.