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(en) A Korean anarchist is arrested and incarcerated

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>(dopehead zo zo@dopehead.net)
Date Tue, 30 Nov 2004 08:00:08 +0100 (CET)


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ACTION ALERT! Eunkuk is arrested and incarcerated. --- Saluton!
a South Korean anarchist and also peace activist was arrested on
November 21, 2004 and now he is in prison. --- his name is Eunkuk.
he went to Iraq in March, 2003 as an Iraqi Peace Team member with
several Korean activists to stop the invasion from the U.S.
and then he went to Palestine in May, 2003.
In Palestine, he risked his life to stop Israeli bulldozers and bullets
from killing Palestine people.
he acted in Palestine with the ISM, the International Solidarity Movement.
he was very impressed with the effective way that ISM operated in
Palestine, so after he came back to Korea, he tried to organize 'ISM
Korea' with Korean activists like me.
ISM Korea sent 2 Korean activists to Palestine in Novemever 2003, a time
olive is harvested in Palestine and Israeli offense gets fierced.
(ISN Korea has transformed to the Palestine Peace Solidarity now)

Eunkuk is a future conscientious objector to military service, too.
when he receives the conscription letter, he promises to declare his
objection to the military service.

he was very active in the Korean peace movement.
but about a week ago he was physically detained by the police.

the police say the reason he was arrested is he obstructed justice and
used Molotov cocktail to harm policemen during the national workers
rally 2003, which held in November 9, 2003.

but we all wondered why they arrest Eunkuk now.
1 year has been passed since he allegedly did the 'illegal violent
action' during the rally.
Moreover, at the national workers rally 2003, the police started
violence and more than 200 innocent participant were injured from
police violence.
I'm not saying Eunkuk's action was right or wrong, but under the
circumstances, he was provoked and it could have been self defence.

anyways, we strongly protest to the police department and demand they
release Eunkuk immediately.
but the situation is very bad for Eunkuk.
he may have to stay in prison for more than 2 years.

a friend of mine visited Eunkuk in the Seoul detention center.
Eunkuk said that the police is watching on many anarchist activists, too.

a photo of eunkuk is included.
he is the yellow hair guy carrying a bleeding demonstrator to the hospital.
this photo was taken during the natoinal workers rally 2003.

write to us a petition letter or protest statement calling for his
immediate release!
thank you.

dopehead zo


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