South Korea: Detention of Pomminnyon Members

South Korea: Detention of Pomminnyon Members

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Index Number: ASA 25/021/1991
Date Published: 30 June 1991
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, South Korea

Cho Song-woo, Lee Hae-hak, Lee Chang-bok and Kim Hi-taek are all serving prison sentences of between 18 months and two years on charges of making illegal contact with North Koreans and attempting to establish an anti- state organization (Pomminnyon). Cho Song-woo, Lee Chang-bok and Lee Hae- hak have served previous terms of imprisonment and two of them, Cho Song- woo and Lee Chang-bok have been adopted as prisoners of conscience by Amnesty International on previous occasions.


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