Further information on UA 310/92 (ASA 25/26/92, 6 October) - South Korea: legal concern / fear of torture / fear of ill-treatment: mass arrests: at least 60 people including: Hwang In-oh, Song Hae-suk, Kim Nak-jung, Hwang Ik-uk, Lee Sol-woo, Chun Hee-shik
Chang Ki-pyo and his wife Cho Mu-ha were arrested on national security charges in late September 1992. Both are held by the security service ANSP, which refused to allow lawyers to interview them on 29 September. A Seoul criminal court ruled on 5 October that the ANSP had acted illegally in denying them access to their lawyers. They are among some 60 people who have been arrested since late August in what the authorities have described as the biggest espionage case since the Korean War.