Amnesty International Germany’s 92nd report on human rights in South Korea includes the following article written by Hans Buchner, Coordinator for South Korea.
The original text and Korean translation are available at Sewol Berlin blog.
The Deep Fissure
The MV Sewol sank in April 2014. Three-hundred and four passengers – most of them adolescents – died. Nine of the victims remain missing.
The disaster has profoundly changed South Korean society.
A deep fissure has suddenly appeared in the shiny surface of the economic power; negligence and corruption, reaching far beyond this particular incident, have become apparent.