South Korea: New appeal for the release of Kim Sam-sok
Amnesty International is renewing its calls for the release of Kim Sam-sok, an anti-nuclear and peace activist, following allegations that his conviction and sentence were based on false evidence provided by the ANSP, South Korea's intelligence service. He was arrested in September 1993 with his sister, Kim Un-jun, accused of contacting an alleged pro-North Korean group in Japan and "leaking state secrets". AI adopted both on the grounds that the charges against them were unfounded. Kim Un-jun was released in February 1994. Both were reportedly ill-treated during interrogation.