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Archive for December, 2009

Goodbye to Japan – December 14, 1959

Posted in This month's photo on December 10th, 2009

14 December 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the mass “repatriation” of ethnic Koreans from Japan to North Korea.
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NK Arrival 3 (hq)

Posted in Pre-2009 issues on December 10th, 2009

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Posted in Korea on December 9th, 2009


AsiaRights founding member and prominent Korean human rights activist Park Wonsoon faces a court case for allegedly “defaming” South Korea’s National Intelligence Service by accusing them of carrying out investigations which violate the National Intelligence Service Act.

Human rights groups in South Korea have expressed alarm that the use of defamation laws to protect state agencies from criticism could seriously limit free political debate.

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