Further information on UA 78/94 (ASA 25/12/94, 1 March; and follow-up ASA 25/14/94, 25 March) - South Korea: mass arrests / fear of ill-treatment / legal concern: Hwang Seung-hyun, Jang Gee-bum, Kim Mee-kyung, Lee Kwon-seop (released); Lee Sang-yeop, Lee

Further information on UA 78/94 (ASA 25/12/94, 1 March; and follow-up ASA 25/14/94, 25 March) - South Korea: mass arrests / fear of ill-treatment / legal concern: Hwang Seung-hyun, Jang Gee-bum, Kim Mee-kyung, Lee Kwon-seop (released); Lee Sang-yeop, Lee

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Index Number: ASA 25/016/1994
Date Published: 27 March 1994
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, South Korea

Hwang Seung-hyun, Jang Gee-bum, Kim Mee-kyung and Lee Kwon-seop were released after questioning by police about the activities of the singing troupe, Heemangsae (Bird of Hope). The troupe's two leaders, Lee Sang-yeop and Lee Yoon-jung are still in custody. Four other members or Heemangsae arrested on 21 and 22 February have been charged under the National Security Law. All six are prisoners of conscience.


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