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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

South Korea: Facts about the death penalty and calls for ...
1 March 1993

This paper reports the numbers of executions and death sentences in South Korea in 1992 and describes the legal background to the use of the death ...

Report       ASA 25/006/1993

South Korea: Appeal to the new President
1 March 1993

AI is urging the newly-elected government of South Korea to demonstrate its committment to increased democracy by taking the following steps: release ...

Report       ASA 25/010/1993

South Korea: Letters from prisoners and their families
1 March 1993

This document contains excerpts from letters received by AI groups during 1992 and early 1993 from prisoners and their families. Some of the prisoners ...

Report       ASA 25/009/1993

South Korea: Appeal on behalf of socialist poet Park No-hae
1 February 1993

Park No-hae, a 35-year-old poet and alleged leader of Sanomaeng (Socialist Workers' League) is serving a life sentence under the National Security ...

Report       ASA 25/007/1993

Death penalty news February 1993
1 February 1993

1. Guinea-Bissau totally abolishes the death penalty. 2. Launch of International League for Abolition of the Death Penalty. 3. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago ...

Newsletter       ACT 53/001/1993

South Korea: Prisoner of conscience Kang Ki-hun
1 January 1993

Kang Ki-hun, a 27-year-old staff member of the dissident organization Chonminnyon, is serving a three-year prison sentence on charges of aiding ...

Report       ASA 25/004/1993

South Korea: Appeal to President-elect
1 January 1993

AI is appealing to President-elect Kim Young-sam to release all prisoners held for the peaceful expression of their rights to freedom of expression and ...

Report       ASA 25/001/1993

South Korea: Imprisoned Sanomaeng members
1 January 1993

AI is concerned about some 100 members of Sanomaeng (Socialist Workers' League) who are serving sentences up to life imprisonment under the National ...

Report       ASA 25/005/1993

South Korea: Nine prisoners executed
1 January 1993

Nine convicted murderers were executed in Seoul and Taegu prisons on 29 December 1992. They were the first executions since December 1991. Some ...

Report       ASA 25/002/1993