The army has denied allegations that investigators are using the case to embark on a broader mission to weed out gay soldiers.
"Military investigators used the information they gained from the investigation on the sex video to track down other gay soldiers in the army, starting by forcing the suspects to identify who they had sex with and then widening their search from there," said Lim, who said a soldier tipped his group off about the alleged crackdown.
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SEOUL, South Korea — A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group.
Since the start of the year, more than 30 soldiers have come under investigation and one has been arrested, an army captain who did not know the soldiers involved, Lim said.
"The soldiers who are being investigated had sex with their partners under mutual consent and not inside the barracks," Lim said.
It said in a statement that the investigation was proceeding legally and that the privacy of soldiers was being protected.
The army also stressed that homosexual activity in the military is banned to allow soldiers to maintain "sound and healthy private lives." "The army will continue to deal with activities that disrupt the discipline of troops based on related laws," the army said in a statement. repealed its policy, known as don't ask, don't tell, which banned open homosexuality in the military.
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