South Korean prosecutors are seeking an 18 month jail term for the blogger who accurately prognosticated the fall of Lehman Brothers and other financial calamities in an online forum last year.
According to the Korea Times, Park Dae-sung remains behind bars without bail. Better know as “Minerva”, he was arrested in January 2009 and charged with spreading alleged false financial information with the aim of hurting the public interest. His posts, though accurate, have been a major embarrassment to the South Korean government which finds itself mired in numerous ongoing financial scandals at the moment.
It is obvious that the case against Minerva is nothing more than a sham. The Last Person Left again calls for Minerva’s immediate and unconditional release.