South Korea: Open letter to the President of South Korea

South Korea: Open letter to the President of South Korea

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Index Number: ASA 25/002/2007
Date Published: 27 March 2007
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, South Korea

In this open letter Amnesty International expresses its sadness at the death of ten migrants and injury to 17 others, all pending deportation, during the fire in the Yeosu detention facility on 11 February 2007. The organisation urges the South Korean authorities to: provide adequate reparation to all those who were harmed; ensure that a thorough investigation into the deaths and injuries is conducted; ensure that detention of individual migrants is justified; and, take urgent steps to ensure that appropriate safety measures and adequate safety training for personnel in all other detention facilities.


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