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Amnesty International News Service 162/93
7 December 1993

1. Lebanon: Update on the cases of Zachary Baumel, Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz, three Israeli soldiers missing in Lebanon since June 1982. 2. Sudan ...

Report       NWS 11/162/1993

South Korea: Prisoners of conscience held for over 40 years
1 December 1993

AI is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Ahn Hak-sop and Kim Sun-myung, two prisoners held since the Korean War (1950-1953) ...

Report       ASA 25/041/1993

South Korea: Threat of imminent executions
1 December 1993

AI is concerned that executions may take place again in South Korea in the coming week. In recent years, several prisoners under sentence of death ...

Report       ASA 25/042/1993

Amnesty International News Service 156/93
24 November 1993

1. South Korea: AI delegates return from visit with new evidence of violations.

Report       NWS 11/156/1993

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

On 25 October 1993 Hwang Suk-yong was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment by Seoul District Criminal Court. He was sentenced under the ...

Urgent Action       ASA 25/040/1993

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