Korea, South

Report from the week of action for military-free education and research

The first ever international week of action for military-free education and research was held between 25-31 October 2014. This follows on from a day of action last year. Antimilitarists across the world took action to raise awareness, and challenge, the role the military has in education and research in educational institutions. This role gives them access to young people - to lay the groundwork for recruitment later in life, and to promote military values.

Demilitarize McGill students disrupt space militarisation eventDemilitarize McGill students disrupt space militarisation eventDifferent groups used the week of action in different ways. Some challenged military presence in schools through direct action, some publicly debated the presence of the military in education, others showed films, wrote articles, and campaigned on social media.

South Korea Confronted with Endemic Violence among Conscripts

Trigger Warning: descriptions of bullying and torture. Two cases of extreme violence in the conscripted Korean military – one mass shooting and attempted suicide, one death by torture – have drawn public attention to the violence conscripts routinely face in the military, with 120 deaths a year occurring among them for the last five years.

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Human Rights Asia News

The Economist

Southern Seoul Detention Center

País: 
Corea del Sur
Detention centre address: 

Southern Seoul Detention Center, Seoul Geumcheon P.O.Box 164, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, Korea, 153-600

Wonju Prison

País: 
Corea del Sur
Detention centre address: 

Wonju P.O.Box 87, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, Korea, 220-600

Detenciónes: 

Kim Dong hyun (#1988)

Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 10 Feb 2014
End of detention:
  • 10 Aug 2015
País:
  • Corea del Sur
Descripción:
  • 18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

Kim Dong hyun (#1988)

País:
  • Corea del Sur
Tipo de activista:
  • objector/a de conciencia
Estatus:
  • Objetor declarado


Seoul Prison

País: 
Corea del Sur
Detention centre address: 

Gunpo P.O.Box 20, Gunpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 435-600

Detenciónes: 

Jo Ik jin (#4566)

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 17 Mar 2014
End of detention:
  • 17 Sep 2015
País:
  • Corea del Sur
Descripción:
  • 18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

Jo Ik jin (#4566)

País:
  • Corea del Sur
Tipo de activista:
  • objector/a de conciencia
Estatus:
  • Objetor declarado


Park Jeong hoon (#3438)

Start of detention:
  • 15 Apr 2014
End of detention:
  • 15 Oct 2015
País:
  • Corea del Sur
Descripción:
  • 18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

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