South Korea: Appeal for the release of Lee Chang-bok and Hwang In-sung
AI is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Lee Chang-bok and Hwang In-sung, chairman and executive committee member of the dissident organization Chonkukyonhap. They were arrested on 9 August 1994 for alleged pro-North Korean activities. AI is concerned that they are victims of a recent crackdown on progressive and leftist activities in South Korea since the death of North Korean leader Kim Il Sung. AI believes the men to be prisoners of conscience.