Sunday, May 11, 2008

Korean Court Rejcts Damage Claim By Expelled High Schooler

In Korea, the Seoul High Court has reversed a trial court's award of damages to a student who, in 2004, was expelled from his Christian high school after he refused to attend required chapel services. Friday's Korea Times reports that Kang We-suck announced his refusal to attend chapel at Daegwang High School though an announcement over the school's loudspeakers and at a one-person rally in front of the school. Kang claimed that the school infringed his freedom of religion and inflicted mental suffering on him by expelling him. The High Court disagreed.