South Korea deny US extradition appeal over child abuse website
A South Korean court has rejected a US extradition appeal for the man behind one of the world’s largest child sexual abuse websites.
Son Jong-woo, who owns the website is known to have served 18 months in South Korea for producing and distributing pornographic images of children.
Following his initial release in April, Son Jong was was charged after a warrant was issued for US extradition.
But he will now be released again after the request was rejected by South Korea.
Campaigners had urged the court to send him to the US, where he would have faced a harsher punishment than in South Korea. But South Korea still remains on standstill and there is no signs of accepting the US extradition.