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“We want a sincere apology more than anything”

“We want a sincere apology more than anything” “우리는 진정한 사과를 원한다” On Wednesday, January 6th at 12 PM, the 1212th ‘Wednesday’s protest rally to resolve ‘comfort women’ issues’ was held in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. Wednesday’s protest rally, which was first held on January 8th, 1992, marked the 24th anniversary. Having been angered at the recent ...

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Wednesday’s Protest Rally Continues

Wednesday’s Protest Rally Continues 수요집회는 계속된다 South Korean students and civic groups gathered in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul early Wednesday, denouncing the agreement that South Korea and Japan had reached on Monday to settle their dispute over the ‘comfort women’ issue. They particularly condemned the government for having accepted the terms Japan had demanded, including a promise ...

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2015 Human Rights Concert, ‘Human Rights, Sing for Hope Again’

2015 Human Rights Concert  Contact:      (04537) Seoul Jung-gu Myongdong-gil 80, 2nd floor Catholic Human Rights Committee                                                     Date:             2015. 11. 30 Email:           2015humanrights@gmail.com Facebook:     www.facebookk.com/HumanrightsAct   2015 Human Rights Concert ‘Human Rights, Sing for Hope Again’ 107 Human Rights Groups and Civil Society Organizations Hold Human Rights Concert Featuring Lee Eun-mi and Kingston Rudieska Date: Tuesday, December 1, ...

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Cruel, deadly repression by south Korean riot police

Cruel, deadly repression by south Korean riot police Full Video footage showed a 69-year old farmer, Baek namgi lying motionless as other demonstrators struggled to drag him away while police continued to fire water cannons from atop buses. Please see the video. He could be your father or grandfather.   촬영(위)   미디어 몽구 촬영(위)  공무원 U 신문 © NewsPro

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Statement in Support of Korean Historians’ Protest against Planned Renationalization of History Textbooks

Statement in Support of Korean Historians’ Protest against Planned Renationalization of History Textbooks 해외 한국 역사학자들의 역사교과서 국정화 반대를 지지하는 성명서 If you are a university/college professor, lecturer, or instructor whose research or teaching involves Korea and if you are affiliated with an institution outside South Korea, then please consider signing the following statement which expresses our collective concern over ...

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S. Korean Government Continues to Delay Funding Support for Sewol Disaster

S. Korean Government Continues to Delay Funding Support for Sewol Disaster Og Lim The families of the victims and their supporters are holding signs showing names of the panel members recommended by the government during a press conference on July 13. photo : Newsis In January of this year an independent investigative panel to probe into the Sewol ferry disaster ...

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UN demands response from Korean government over alleged human rights violations

UN demands response from Korean government over alleged human rights violations Jinwha Lee Water cannons containing tear gas were used at people during the protest. Many protesters were isolated and could not avoid the attack. The photo was taken on May 1, 2015. (c) OhMyNews Disbanding  On December 19 2014, the South Korean constitutional Court delivered devastating news to the ...

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Sewol Families and Activists Appeal to UN to Stop Human Rights Violations

Sewol Families and Activists Appeal to UN to Stop Human Rights Violations Og Lim Water cannons containing tear gas were used at people during the protest. Many protesters were isolated and could not avoid the attack. The photo was taken on May 1, 2015. (c) OhMyNews On May 4, 2015 4.16 Coalition on the Sewol Disaster in South Korea said ...

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Cho Hee Yeon set to appeal defamation verdict

Cho Hee Yeon set to appeal defamation verdict Jinhwa Lee Cho Hee Yeon, superintendent of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Cho Hee Yeon, superintendent of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, was indicted on charges of violating the Public Official Election Act for making a false accusation against his rival candidate ahead of a local election last year. He ...

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S. Korean Teachers Face Backlash from Government for Citing Injustice

S. Korean Teachers Face Backlash from Government for Citing Injustice Og Lim On April 22nd four teachers from the Inchon Metropolitan Office of Education were stripped of their posts as requested by the South Korean Ministry of Education. Civic groups immediately criticized the decision. These teachers were indicted without detention in 2013 on charges of violation of the National Security ...

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