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Friday, November 08, 2013

SISTER STELLA GOING TO TRIAL



Sung-Hee Choi reports from Jeju Island:
Catholic Sr. So Stella who is deeply loved and respected by many people, including me, is told to stand in the court for her activities opposing the Jeju naval base project in the Jeju Court on Nov. 14. It is told for the 1st time in the 200 years of Catholic history in Korea that a Catholic nun gets trial. She is told to have been charged for obstruction of business, obstruction on government affairs and injury, which is unverified. She is not guilty and her acts were by self-defense. Please pray for Sister So Stella whose courageous activities have inspired other Catholic Sisters and quite moved people in Gangjeong. Fr. Mun Jeong-Hyeon and Fr. Kim Sung-Hwan delivered the news.
So this is what it comes down to now....non-violent nuns going to trial, and likely jail, for protesting against the Obama "pivot" into the Asia-Pacific.  The US Navy will port nuclear subs, aircraft carriers and Aegis destroyers outfitted with "missile defense" systems in tiny Gangjeong village - just a stones throw from the coast of China.

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