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January 2016

Statement By The United Nations Special Rapporteur On The Rights To Freedom Of Peaceful Assembly And Of Association At The Conclusion Of His Visit To The Republic Of Korea

An extract of Maina Kiai, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedome of Assembly and Association’s statement after his official visit to Korea in January 2016.

 Sewol Ferry Disaster

The Sewol Ferry Disaster is one of the most tragic accidents in South Korea’s recent past. I was honored to visit the memorial for the victims in Ansan, and deeply touched by the tributes, especially to the young lives that were lost. The pain experienced by the families of the victims is still very raw, but I was impressed by their commitment to ensuring that a similar tragedy does not recur. Continue reading “Statement By The United Nations Special Rapporteur On The Rights To Freedom Of Peaceful Assembly And Of Association At The Conclusion Of His Visit To The Republic Of Korea”

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How to make a yellow Sewol butterfly

Several artists used yellow butterflies to depict the student-victims in their triubute artwork. Some people started sending origami yellow butterflies, some with messages written on, to Gwanghwanmoon, Seoul, Korea.

There is a step-by-step video guid on YouTube for you to give a try.

 

Photos from 21st ‘Stay Put’ Sewol silent protest

On 16th January 2016, we held the 21st ‘Stay Put’ Sewol silent monthly protest to remember the Sewol disaster on 16 April 2014 and demand an independant inquiry and proper anti-disaster regulations from the South Korean government.

Continue reading “Photos from 21st ‘Stay Put’ Sewol silent protest”

Justice for ‘Comfort Women’ protest on 6 January 2016

Support messages to Korean ‘Comfort Women’ | OhMyNews

OhMyNews.com reports that in response to the controversial agreement on ‘comfort women’ issues between governments of Korea and Japan, many sent messages supporting the Korean victims who said that it is a betrayal and they will continue their fight.

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Justice for ‘Comfort Women’ protest on 6 January 2016

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