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South Korea: Appeal on behalf of Kang Ki-hun
31 March 1992

Kang Ki-hun, a 27-year-old staff member of Chonminnyon (National Democratic Alliance of Korea) was arrested on 24 June 1991. The main charge ...

Report       ASA 25/013/1992

South Korea: Appeal for the release of Kim Song-man
31 March 1992

This appeal calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Kim Song- man, a prisoner of conscience sentenced to life imprisonment on charges ...

Report       ASA 25/012/1992

South Korea: Appeal for the release of Chang Ui-Gyun
1 March 1992

Chang Ui-Gyun, a publisher of books on ancient Korean History and writer of short stories, poetry and songs, is serving an eight-year prison term in Taejon ...

Report       ASA 25/009/1992

South Korea: Reported ill-treatment of teachers
1 March 1992

Amnesty International is concerned about the reported ill-treatment of members of Chunkyojo (Korean Teachers' and Educational Workers' Union) in ...

Report       ASA 25/011/1992

South Korea: Statement of Amnesty International delivered at ...
1 February 1992

AI's concerns in South Korea are summarized here. Around 50 prisoners convicted of national security offences under previous governments are still ...

Report       ASA 25/008/1992

South Korea: Letters from prisoners
1 January 1992

This document contains excerpts from letters received by Amnesty International groups between June and December 1991. Some of the prisoners have ...

Report       ASA 25/003/1992

South Korea: Sok Tal-yun
1 December 1991

Sok Tal-yun, aged 60, is serving a life sentence in Chonju Prison on charges of meeting an alleged North Korean spy and passing military secrets to ...

Report       ASA 25/036/1991

Writers and journalists action 1992
1 November 1991

This paper contains seven appeal cases for writers and journalists who have been threatened, imprisoned or even killed because of their professional ...

Report       ACT 78/001/1991

South Korea: Arrests of political prisoners during 1991
1 November 1991

This document outlines in brief some of the cases of political arrests in South Korea during 1991. Cases reported include the arrest of members of ...

Report       ASA 25/034/1991

Accion de escritores y periodistas de 1992 (9112s)
1 November 1991

Accion de escritores y periodistas de 1992 (9112s)

Report       ACT 78/001/1991