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Further information on UA 330/93 (ASA 25/35/93, 17 ...
23 September 1993

According to his lawyer Kim Sam-sok attempted suicide on 20 September, by hitting his head against a wall until he lost consciousness, apparently ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/036/1993

UA 330/93 - South Korea: ill-treatment / possible prisoners of ...
16 September 1993

Kim Sam-sok and Kim Un-ju, brother and sister, were arrested without warrants on 8 September by the Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/035/1993

South Korea: Appeal for the release of human rights activist ...
31 August 1993

Noh Tae-hun, a 30-year-old human rights activist and prisoner of conscience, was arrested on 15 July by officers of the Security Division of the National ...

Report       ASA 25/032/1993

Amnesty International News Service 97/93
12 August 1993

1. Taiwan (Republic of China): AI stands by its report that death row prisoners are ill-treated. 2. South Korea: Human rights situation still grim, despite ...

Report       NWS 11/097/1993

South Korea: Urgent appeal for the release of Professor Cho ...
31 July 1993

Professor Cho Guk, aged 29, was arrested on 23 June 1993 by National Security Division police. A warrant for his arrest was not issued until 25 June ...

Report       ASA 25/029/1993

South Korea: Imprisoned writer Hwang Sok-yong
31 July 1993

Hwang Sok-yong, a 50-year-old writer and prisoner of conscience, was arrested on 27 April 1993 by the Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP ...

Report       ASA 25/030/1993

Amnesty International News Service 85/93
22 July 1993

1. China: AI appeals for release of dissidents. 2. China: Letter from released prisoner of conscience. 3. South Korea: Letter from prisoner of conscience ...

Report       NWS 11/085/1993

Further information on UA 232/93 (ASA 25/27/93, 15 July) ...
21 July 1993

Since his arrest on 15 July 1993, Noh Tae-hun has been subjected to excessive and exhausting interrogation. There is concern that undue pressure ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/028/1993

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