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South Korea: Further information: Woman with cancer faces two-year sentence

, Index number: ASA 25/3747/2016

On 29 January 2016, Kim Hye-young, a woman in South Korea with thyroid cancer, has been sentenced to a two-year prison term for taking part in a peaceful demonstration. Kim has developed mental health problems while in detention. Authorities have continued to refuse her treatment outside the detention facility. Kim Hye-young filed an appeal and a verdict is expected on 10 May 2016.

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