The head of South Korea’s army investigate which soldiers were gay


The Military Human Rights Center for Korea (MHRCK) claimed General Jang Jun-kyu authorised the ‘track-down process’ through social media and dating apps.

His investigation has resulted in 20 soldiers facing charges under military anti-homosexuality laws.

South Korea’s army chief is facing calls to resign amid claims he ordered a nationwide probe to root out and prosecute gay personnel.

‘Gen Jang is obviously incapable of leading the army,’ the MHRCK said in a statement.

‘He treated his men who did their best to protect their homeland as if they were culprits and made them suffer the most horrible fear — losing personal dignity.

‘He must take responsibility . . . and resign immediately.’

The army confirmed it ‘was punishing soldiers on service who have homosexual relations with soldiers’. But denied Jang ordered a wide-sweeping investigation.

‘The investigation team launched the probe after recognizing that an incumbent soldier uploaded a video of him having sexual intercourse with another male soldier on social media,’ the Republic of Korea Armed Forces said in a statement.


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