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South Korea: Prisoner of conscience: Reverend Moon Ik-hwan
30 September 1991

Reverend Moon Ik-hwan, a 73-year-old Presbyterian minister, is serving a 7 year sentence for non-violent political activities. He was first arrested in April ...

Report       ASA 25/032/1991

South Korea: Prisoner of conscience: Park In-bae
30 September 1991

Park In-bae is a 38-year-old stage director who has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment for his non-violent political activities. He is Chairperson ...

Report       ASA 25/028/1991

South Korea: update on Pomminnyon arrests
30 September 1991

This document updates "South Korea: Detention of Pomminnyon members" (ASA 25/21/91). The 12 people named here have been imprisoned under ...

Report       ASA 25/029/1991

South Korea: Six researchers arrested
19 August 1991

Six researchers belonging to the Seoul Social Science Institute were arrested under the National Security Law on 27 June 1991. They have reportedly ...

Report       ASA 25/023/1991

Medical letter writing action: South Korea (Republic of Korea) ...
16 July 1991

Amnesty International (AI) is concerned about reports of the ill health of Pang Yang-kyun, a 36-year-old prisoner of conscience imprisoned since 1989 ...

Report       ASA 25/020/1991

South Korea: Detention of Pomminnyon Members
30 June 1991

Cho Song-woo, Lee Hae-hak, Lee Chang-bok and Kim Hi-taek are all serving prison sentences of between 18 months and two years on charges of making ...

Report       ASA 25/021/1991

Further information on UA 58/91 (ASA 25/02/91, 18 February) ...
7 May 1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: ASA 25/13/91. Distr: UA/SC. PLEASE SEND UP TO 20 APPEALS PER SECTION. 8 May 1991. ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/013/1991

South Korea: Prisoner of conscience: Kim Keun-tae
30 April 1991

The above-named, a 44-year-old leading dissident and co-chairman of the dissident organization Chonminnyon (National Alliance for Democratic ...

Report       ASA 25/012/1991

South Korea: Torture and ill-treatment
30 April 1991

Allegations of torture and ill-treatment of some political and other prisoners in South Korea are reported here. Several members of the Sanomaeng ( ...

Report       ASA 25/014/1991

South Korea: Prisoner of conscience: Reverend Hong Keun ...
31 March 1991

Reverend Hong Keun-soo, currently pastor of the Hyang Rin Presbyterian Church in Seoul, was arrested on 20 February 1991 by members of the Agency ...

Report       ASA 25/007/1991