South Korea: Appeal to President-elect

AI is appealing to President-elect Kim Young-sam to release all prisoners held for the peaceful expression of their rights to freedom of expression and association and to commute all death sentences. Human rights groups in South Korea report that some 950 political prisoners are currently in prison, including prisoners of conscience. Many are held under the National Security Law, which bans “anti-state” activities and contacts with “anti- state” organizations.

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