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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

UA 137/93 - Republic of Korea (South Korea): prisoner of ...
26 April 1993

AI is concerned about the detention of Hwang Suk-yong, a writer aged 50, who was arrested on 27 April 1993 at Seoul Airport as he returned to South ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/017/1993

South Korea: Prisoner of conscience Chang Ki-pyo
31 March 1993

Chang Ki-pyo, 46-year-old Chairman of Minsahyop (Council for Democratic Reform and Social Progress), was arrested on 26 September 1992 with ...

Report       ASA 25/011/1993

South Korea: Appeal for the release of Hwang Tae-kwon
31 March 1993

Hwang Tae-kwon, aged 37, is serving a 20-year sentence under the National Security Law on charges of passing state secrets to North Korean agents ...

Report       ASA 25/013/1993