South Korea: Death of Kim Il Sung leads to arrests in South Korea
Dozens of people have reportedly been arrested in South Korea following the death on 9 July 1994 of North Korean leader Kim Il Sung. They are accused of holding or preparing mourning ceremonies; of expressing sympathy for Kim Il Sung; or of attempting to travel to North Korea to attend his funeral. Those detained include over 50 students and two leaders of the dissident organization Pomminyon (Reverend Kang Hee-nam, aged 72, a former prisoner of conscience, and his assistant, Ahn Hee-chan, aged 29). Others facing arrest include the editor of the newspaper Segye Times, Park Bo-hee.