Republic of Korea (South Korea): on trial for defending his rights: the case of human rights activist Suh Jun-sik

Human rights activist Suh Jun-sik is currently on trial in Seoul in connection with organising a human rights film festival. During the festival he refused to allow government censorship of the films shown. He was detained on 4 November 1997 and later charged under the National Security Law for, amongst other things, screening the South Korean Film Red Hunt and possessing a collection of poetry by a well-known socialist and political prisoner.

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