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UA 232/93 - Republic of Korea (South Korea): fear of ill ...
14 July 1993

Human rights activist Noh Tae-hun was arrested by officers of the Security Division of the National Police Administration on 15 July 1993 while he was ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/027/1993

South Korea: Trade union leaders face arrest
6 July 1993

Arrest warrants were reportedly issued on 2 and 5 July for five trade union leaders under Article 13 (2) of the Labour Dispute Mediation Act. This provision ...

Report       ASA 25/025/1993

South Korea: Long-term prisoner Yu Chong-sik
30 June 1993

Yu Chong-sik, aged 53, has served 18 years of a life sentence under the National Security Law. There is concern that he may be a prisoner of conscience ...

Report       ASA 25/026/1993

South Korea: Appeal for the release of Kang Ki-hun
31 May 1993

Kang Ki-hun, a 27-year-old political activist, is serving a three-year prison term on charges of aiding and abetting the protest suicide of a colleague. Prior ...

Report       ASA 25/022/1993

South Korea: Prisoner of conscience Baik Tae-ung
31 May 1993

Baik Tae-ung, 31-year-old leader of Sanomaeng (Socialist Workers' League), is serving a 15-year prison sentence under the National Security Law ( ...

Report       ASA 25/024/1993

South Korea: The test of practice: the National Security Law ...
31 May 1993

Following the accession to the ICCPR three years ago, and the election of Kim Young-sam as president in December 1992, there have been indications ...

Report       ASA 25/014/1993

Further information on UA 137/93 (ASA 25/17/93, 27 April) ...
18 May 1993

Hwang Suk-yong was held for interrogation by the Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP) from 27 April 1993 until 14 May when he was referred ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/020/1993

South Korea: Imprisoned publisher Choi Il-bung
30 April 1993

Choi Il-bung, aged 36, is serving a two-year sentence under the National Security Law (NSL) for alleged "anti-state" activities. He was arrested in ...

Report       ASA 25/019/1993

South Korea: Amnesty International urges ratification of the ...
30 April 1993

This document explains why AI is urging the Government of South Korea to to ratify the UN Convention against Torture. It cites cases of alleged torture ...

Report       ASA 25/015/1993

South Korea: Prisoner of conscience Kim Nak-jung
30 April 1993

Kim Nak-jung, 61-year-old political writer and activist, has been sentenced to life imprisonment under the National Security Law. He was arrested without ...

Report       ASA 25/018/1993