Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2003 - South Korea
|Publisher||International Federation for Human Rights|
|Publication Date||14 April 2004|
|Cite as||International Federation for Human Rights, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2003 - South Korea, 14 April 2004, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48747c7d89.html [accessed 2 September 2014]|
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Trade union leader released60
On 2nd April 2003, Mr. Dan Byung-ho, Chairman of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was released before the term of his sentence. Mr. Dan Byung-ho had been sentenced on 18th March 2002 in Seoul, to two years in prison for coordinating the general strike of 21st June 2001. He had been found guilty of the five charges against him and in 15 of the 16 cases laid by the Prosecutor's Office counsel. He had been convicted for "conspiracy and interference in private economic affairs" (Article 314 of the Criminal Code, used on a regular basis by the Korean government to declare strikes illegal), "obstruction to security forces" and "breach of the law on industrial relations".
[Refworld note: This report as posted on the FIDH website (www.fidh.org) was in pdf format with country chapters run together by region. Footnote numbers have been retained here, so do not necessarily begin at 1.]
60. See Urgent Appeal KOR 001/0302/OBS 022 and Annual Report 2002 and 2001.