South Korean Trade Union Leaders and Members Face Harsh Jail Sentences for Peaceful Demonstrations

June 21, 2016 Monika Greenhow

Union leaders and members have been at the forefront of the fight for social justice in South Korea, organizing and participating in peaceful demonstrations throughout 2015, including protests against the weakening of worker protections. Disturbingly, the South Korean government has increasingly responded to dissent with police brutality, mass arrests and harsh jail sentences targeted at leaders.

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