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Republic of Korea (South Korea): Dozens arrested under the National Security Law

, Index number: ASA 25/020/1995

AI is concerned at dozens of reported arrests under the National Security Law in recent months, including students, former students, publishers, academics and political activists. Most were arrested for "praising" North Korea and forming organizations alleged to be "anti-state" or pro-North Korea. Arrests have continued in spite of a widely-publicised amnesty in August which did not benefit many political prisoners.

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