South Korea

    The global economic crisis has resulted in the arrests of high-flying financial wizards on charges of stealing billions, caused economic suffering for millions, and sent thousands into bankruptcy. Now, an Internet blogger whose offense was to forecast doom and gloom laced with acerbic criticism of the government of President Lee Myung-bak, a conservative with a background in big business is to face trial. The blogger, who spread his often accurate and negative estimates under the code name Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, faces charges of spreading false rumors that prosecutors say hurt the economy to the tune of billions of dollars. (CS Monitor)

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