"In a true democratic society where democracy flourishes, no one should be fearful of expressing their opinions […] The National Intelligence Service (NIS) — a government body — filing a libel lawsuit against an individual citizen is an abuse of power and a draconian act that clamps down on our democracy. And the reason for the libel is so lame that will even makes a passing dog laugh; for criticizing its incompetence in an op-ed […] I really hate the situation of fighting against the huge powerhouse, NIS. Who would enjoy this? Whenever I have a hard time finding locations for my national lecture tour, I begin to wonder if it has something to do with my battle with the NIS. Same thing happened when some of my booked TV show appearances got canceled for no apparent reason."
— Professor Pyo Chang-won, South Korea’s top intelligence agency is suing forensic psychologist Pyo Chang-won for defamation(Source: globalvoicesonline.org)