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South Korea: Woman denied medical help on hunger strike: Kim Hye-young

, Index number: ASA 25/4150/2016

On 26 May 2016, the High Court of Seoul upheld the two-year prison sentence of Kim Hye-young, a woman in South Korea with thyroid cancer, who was earlier arrested for taking part in a peaceful demonstration. Kim, who developed mental health problems while in detention, is going on a hunger strike while authorities have continued to refuse her treatment outside the detention facility.

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