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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

South Korea: Appeal on behalf of Baik Tae-ung
1 December 1992

Baik Tae-ung, a 31-year-old former student of law and a leader of Sanomaeng (Socialist Workers' League), was sentenced to life imprisonment under ...

Report       ASA 25/034/1992

South Korea: Open letter to all presidential candidates
1 December 1992

This open letter was sent by AI to all candidates in the presidential election in South Korea on 18 December 1992. It asks candidates to make public ...

Report       ASA 25/033/1992

South Korea: Reported illegalities and ill-treatment in the ...
1 December 1992

More than 90 people, including leading members of opposition parties, students, and trade unionists were arrested and interrogated by the ANSP in ...

Report       ASA 25/031/1992

Further information on UA 310/92 (ASA 25/26/92, 6 October) ...
8 October 1992

Chang Ki-pyo and his wife Cho Mu-ha were arrested on national security charges in late September 1992. Both are held by the security service ANSP ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/029/1992

UA 310/92 - South Korea: legal concern / fear of torture / fear ...
5 October 1992

Scores of people have been arrested since late August 1992 on national security charges. The ANSP announced on 30 September 1992 that it had ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/026/1992

Religious Action 1993 (includes correction)
30 September 1992

The cases reported here are: the killing of Quranic teacher Faky Ali Ahmat in Chad; killing of at least 37 people during a peaceful Catholic demonstration ...

Report       ACT 79/001/1992

South Korea: Appeal on behalf of Chong Yong
30 September 1992

Chong Yong is serving a life sentence, charged under the National Security Law with spying for North Korea. AI is concerned about reports that he was ...

Report       ASA 25/027/1992

South Korea: Concern about the treatment of alleged spies
31 August 1992

AI is concerned about the treatment of 58-year-old Kim Nak-jung, arrested on 25 August 1992 with his wife and daughters on charges of spying for North ...

Report       ASA 25/024/1992

South Korea: Appeal for the release of Pang Yang-kyun
31 August 1992

Pang Yang-kyun, secretary to Suh Kyung-won, an opposition member of the National Assembly who is also a prisoner of conscience, is serving a 7-year ...

Report       ASA 25/023/1992