South Korea: Arrests of political prisoners during 1991

South Korea: Arrests of political prisoners during 1991

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Index Number: ASA 25/034/1991
Date Published: 1 November 1991
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, South Korea

This document outlines in brief some of the cases of political arrests in South Korea during 1991. Cases reported include the arrest of members of Pomminnyon; arrests of artists, including Chong Son-hee, Choi Ik-kyun, Oh Chin-hee, Cha Il-hwan, Park Yong-kyun, Lee Chin-woo and Park In-bae; arrests of research students; arrests relating to demonstrations in May and June 1991, including those of dissidents Kang Ki-hun and Suh Jun-shik; the imprisonment of trade unionists for third party intervention in strikes, the arrest of Chonkyojo members and of Choi Jae-ho, president of the clerical and financial workers' union Samokomyung; the arrest of members of the armed forces and the detention of members of Sanomaeng (Socialist Workers' League), including Park Noh-hae.


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