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Republic of Korea (South Korea): Reported ill-treatment of students

, Index number: ASA 25/023/1996

Over 5800 South Korean students were arrested between 12 and 22 August following a violent confrontation with riot police on the campus of Yonsei University in Seoul. Amnesty International emphasizes that it does not condone the use of violence by student protesters. However, the organization is concerned about the reported ill-treatment of unarmed students by the police in the course of arrest and further ill-treatment during interrogation.

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