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South Korea: Further Information: Supreme Court upholds Korean activist’s sentence: Kim Hye-young

Kim Hye-young lost her second appeal, as the Supreme Court of South Korea upheld her two-year prison sentence. Authorities continue to refuse her outpatient treatment for mental health conditions, however her overall health situation has improved and she is due to be released in August 2017.

Date:
13 March 2017
Ref:
ASA 25/5852/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

South Korea: Further Information: Activist held in solitary confinement: Lee Jin-young

Lee Jin-young is being held in solitary confinement after being formally charged under the National Security Law (NSL) for the online distribution of materials that are deemed, by South Korean authorities, to ‘benefit’ North Korea. If found guilty, Lee Jin-young could face up to seven years in prison.

Date:
27 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 25/5771/2017
  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Demonstrations

South Korea: New blow for right to peaceful protest as appeal court upholds conviction of trade union leader

Today’s appeal court ruling reducing the prison sentence of trade union leader Han Sang-gyun cannot mask the authorities’ intolerance of the right to peaceful assembly in South Korea, Amnesty International said. The judges reduced Han Sang-gyun’s jail sentence to three years for public order offences and violations of the problematic Assembly and Demonstration Act, during a series of demonstrations in 2014 and 2015.

Date:
13 December 2016
  • Research
  • South Korea
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

South Korea: Freedom of peaceful assembly in South Korea and international human rights standards

While freedom of peaceful assembly is guaranteed in the Constitution of South Korea, other domestic legislation and practice governing assemblies falls short of international human rights law and standards. This briefing aims to provide an overview of international human rights standards on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly that are relevant to the situation in South Korea, and calls upon the authorities to take the necessary measures required to ensure the full enjoyment of this right in law and in practice by all people in South Korea.

Date:
8 November 2016
Ref:
ASA 25/5099/2016
  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Women and Girls

South Korea: Stop criminalization of abortion

The South Korean government must withdraw proposed rules that would increase the penalty for doctors who perform illegal abortions, said Amnesty International, ahead of mass demonstrations planned by women’s rights groups on 29 October. On 23 September, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced a revision of a rule on “inappropriate medical practices” that could increase the penalty for doctors performing illegal abortions from the current one-month suspension of business to a possible maximum of 12 months.

Date:
28 October 2016
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Demonstrations

After South Korean farmer's death, family continues fight for justice

“ “Grandpa, please wake up for me!” Dad, I taught your grandson Jio to say this ten times and he can now say it really well. Dad, Gio said he wants to play janggu (traditional Korean drum) and dance with his grandpa, so you have to wake up. ” Baek Minjuwha’s plaintive yet hopeful prayer to her father Baek Nam-gi posted on Facebook three days after the farmer fell into a coma now resonates with a keen poignancy.

Date:
27 September 2016
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Refugees

South Korea: End secrecy surrounding North Korean restaurant workers

The South Korean authorities need to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the North Korean restaurant workers. There has been much speculation, claims and counter-claims as to the group’s plight, but what is missing from this story are the voices of the 13 workers. For months they have been denied contact with their families or lawyers of their choosing, raising questions as to whether their basic rights are being respected.

Date:
11 July 2016
Ref:
ASA 25/4413/2016
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  • Censorship and Free Speech

South Korea: Five year sentence against union leader a chilling blow to peaceful protest

The five year prison sentence handed down to a prominent union leader is the latest example of how the government is galvanising its attack on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in South Korea, Amnesty International said today. On Monday, the Central District Court in Seoul convicted Han Sang-gyun, the leader of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), for his role as an organizer of a number of demonstrations.

Date:
4 July 2016
  • News
  • South Korea
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Muhammad Ali: the world's 'greatest' conscientious objector

At Muhammad Ali’s funeral last week, one of the most moving tributes was delivered by the comedian and actor Billy Crystal. There were moments of levity, of course. “He was beautiful. He was the most perfect athlete you ever saw,” Crystal regaled the gathered mourners, “and those were his own words. ” But there were serious ones, too. At the height of his career, Ali declined to trade in his gloves for a gun and join the USA’s war in Vietnam.

Date:
14 June 2016
  • Campaigns
  • South Korea
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

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

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.

Date:
1 June 2016
Ref:
ASA 25/4150/2016
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  • Burkina Faso
  • Refugees

Wire Magazine April – June 2016: Strength and light: Burkina Faso’s heroic women

Inside the latest issue of WIRE you’ll find a feature celebrating the girls of Burkina Faso who have overcome rape, violence, and early or forced marriage alongside the women who have defended and empowered them. There’s also plenty of good news from our last few months of campaigning, such as the release of Mahmoud Hussein in Egypt after over two years in jail, as well as a look at how the My Body My Rights campaign has successfully defended women’s rights worldwide over the last couple of years.

Date:
20 May 2016
Ref:
NWS 21/3982/2016
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  • South Korea
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

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

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.

Date:
5 April 2016
Ref:
ASA 25/3747/2016