South Korea's military said on
Thursday it would fight a court ruling quashing its move to kick
an officer candidate out of the elite Army Academy for having
sex with his girlfriend while on leave.
An appeals court ruled on Wednesday that the Academy abused
its authority to discipline cadets when it expelled a candidate
for having sex with his girlfriend while on a weekend leave. It
ruled that his conduct did no harm to the institution's honour.
The Academy maintains rules against sexual relations as part
of its code of conduct that also bans drinking, smoking and
marriage and it intends to take the case to the Supreme Court
spokesman for the Army
told a news briefing.
News reports said a third person had observed the recruit
and his girlfriend visiting an apartment and had informed the
The Academy is an elite institution that educates officers
for a country that has a long history of military men playing an
active role in politics. Two of its graduates have gone on to