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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

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