South Korea: Threat of imminent executions
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 have been executed towards the end of the year. Some 50 prisoners are reported to be on death row in South Korea; at least 30 of them have been awaiting execution for two years or more. AI is also concerned about the practice of keeping prisoners under death sentence handcuffed for very long periods.