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North Korea: New information about political prisoners

, Index number: ASA 24/005/1994

This report contains new information concerning 58 people reported to be detained for political offences in North Korea. The fate of many of those described in this report remains unknown after decades of official silence. Some may have died in prison, others may still be detained. There is also concern that relatives of political prisoners may also have been detained. Details of the following cases are given: Cho Ho Pyong and Koide Hideko; Kim Duk Hwan; Han Kyong Ji; Hu Ik; Kim Yong Soo; Yi Ki Sok; Yu Chang Sik; Yun Sun Dal; and 49 long-term political prisoners reportedly held in harsh conditions at a detention centre in Sungho Township as at the end of 1990.

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