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[Statement] SOUTH KOREA/BURMA: South Korean corporate and government should not exploit Burma’s liberal movement

Soo Yon Suh April 13, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-FST-025-2012 April 13, 2012 A Statement from Korean NGOs forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission SOUTH KOREA/BURMA: South Korean corporate and government should not exploit Burma’s liberal movement Recently the movements such as nomination Aung San Suu Kyi, in Burma election have shown positive progressive movement of democratization in Burma. However,… Continue Reading »

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STATEMENT: We strongly condemn the government’s crackdown on and sudden arrest of Jeju Gangjeong residents

Soo Yon Suh March 9, 2012

Official statement released by the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy regarding the Jeju Island Naval Base http://www.peoplepower21.org/808423   We strongly condemn the government’s crackdown on and sudden arrest of Jeju Gangjeong residents In order to enforce the Jeju naval base construction, the government and navy, the construction companies, and the Jeju police are using every means possible… Continue Reading »

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Official Statement Korean House for International Solidarity: Arrest and Detention of Ms. Moshrafa Mishu, a labour leader in Bangladesh

Soo Yon Suh January 28, 2011

Please see below statement by Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), FORUM-ASIA member in South Korea. They made a statement on the arrest and detention of Ms. Moshrafa Mishu, a labour leader in Bangladesh. Ms. Mishu, President of the Garment Workers Unity Forum (GWUF), was arrested by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police on 14 December 2010… Continue Reading »

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Amnesty International Press Release: South Korean Rights Defenders Convicted for Helping Victims of Violations

Soo Yon Suh January 25, 2011

Amnesty International Press release 24 January 2011 Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of two South Korean human rights defenders for peacefully protesting in support of families whose loved ones died while demonstrating against forced evictions. Park Rae-gun and Lee Jong-hoe were convicted for their roles in a campaign seeking justice and reparations for the… Continue Reading »

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[PRESS STATEMENT] MINBYUN – Lawyers for a Democratic Society_MINBYUN Highly Welcomes the Decision Declaring the Framework on the Act on Telecommunication that Punishes False Communication Unconstitutional

Soo Yon Suh January 12, 2011

On the 28th of December 2010, the Constitutional Court ruled that Article 47 Section 1 of Telecommunication Acts, which reads “Those who undermine public interest by disseminating false information should be sentenced 5 years of imprisonment or be fined 50 million won,” was found unconstitutional.The Court added that the legal provision being both a legislative… Continue Reading »

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[PRESS STATEMENT] MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society _ MINBYUN Welcomes But is Unsatisfied with the Constitutional Court’s Decision of Incompatible with the Constitution on the Protection of Communication Secrets Act Article 6, Clause 7

Soo Yon Suh January 12, 2011

Dec. 28, 2010 Today, the Constitutional Court ruled Article 6 Clause 7 of the Protection of Communication Secrets Act as incompatible with the constitution for its infringement of the principle of proportionality due to its clause which fails to state limitations on the frequency and total period of communication-restrictions.1 Also the Court maintained that there… Continue Reading »

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