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Further information on UA 232/93 (ASA 25/27/93, 15 July and ...
21 October 1993

Noh Tae-hun was released on 20 October at the end of his trial before Seoul District Criminal Court. He was given a one-year prison sentence, suspended ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/039/1993

Further information on UA 137/93 (ASA 25/17/93, 27 April; and ...
13 October 1993

Hwang Suk-yong is currently on trial on charges under the National Security Law. If convicted he faces life imprisonment. He was arrested in April 1993 ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/038/1993

Further information on UA 330/93 (ASA 25/35/93, 17 ...
10 October 1993

Kim Sam-sok and Kim Un-ju, arrested on 8 September, were interrogated by the Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP) from 8 to 22 September ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/037/1993

Amnesty International News Service 128/93
6 October 1993

1. USA: Death penalty should not be sought for teenagers, says Amnesty International. 2. South Korea: Torture and unfair trial of dozens of long- term ...

Report       NWS 11/128/1993

South Korea: Unfair trial and torture: long-term political ...
30 September 1993

Dozens of long-term political prisoners are serving prison terms of between seven years and life imprisonment on national security charges. Many appear ...

Report       ASA 25/033/1993

Further information on UA 330/93 (ASA 25/35/93, 17 ...
23 September 1993

According to his lawyer Kim Sam-sok attempted suicide on 20 September, by hitting his head against a wall until he lost consciousness, apparently ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/036/1993

UA 330/93 - South Korea: ill-treatment / possible prisoners of ...
16 September 1993

Kim Sam-sok and Kim Un-ju, brother and sister, were arrested without warrants on 8 September by the Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/035/1993

South Korea: Appeal for the release of human rights activist ...
31 August 1993

Noh Tae-hun, a 30-year-old human rights activist and prisoner of conscience, was arrested on 15 July by officers of the Security Division of the National ...

Report       ASA 25/032/1993

Amnesty International News Service 97/93
12 August 1993

1. Taiwan (Republic of China): AI stands by its report that death row prisoners are ill-treated. 2. South Korea: Human rights situation still grim, despite ...

Report       NWS 11/097/1993

South Korea: Urgent appeal for the release of Professor Cho ...
31 July 1993

Professor Cho Guk, aged 29, was arrested on 23 June 1993 by National Security Division police. A warrant for his arrest was not issued until 25 June ...

Report       ASA 25/029/1993