Music: The Jam ‘The Place I Love’ (excerpts)
- 3 June 2017
- 13:00 – 15:30
- Room 4429, SOAS University of London
Three years have passed since the Sewol ferry disaster that claimed 304 lives, mostly high school children. The bereaved families have suffered enormously both due to the event itself and due to an obstructive, authoritarian and ultimately corrupt government.
The Hillsborough families’ battle for justice will be outlined in a new report drawn up to help the Government learn from their harrowing experiences.
Led by the Right Reverend Bishop James Jones, who oversaw the landmark Hillsborough Independent Panel, the study will focus on the families’ perspective of events since the tragedy.
Plans for the report were announced following last year’s inquest verdicts and took a step forward today with the publication of the study’s terms of reference.
Then Home Secretary Theresa May revealed the proposals after jurors ruled the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives as a result of the disaster were unlawfully killed.
The global community is putting their actions together to commemorate the 1000th day since the Sewol Ferry Disaster on 16th April 2014.
Nearly three years have passed but no independent and transparent inquest was carried out to date. Park Guen-hye’s government did not hide their desire to end the enquiry into the disaster as quickly as possible with taking as little responsibility as possible or none. Continue reading “Global Actions for Sewol 1000th Day”
The monthly silent protest is normally on the third Saturday of each month to
- remember the Sewol victims;
- demand Korean government to raise the Sewol ferry without dismantling for a thorough inquiry and recover all missing victims;
- punish those responsible; and
- enact special anti-disaster regulations.
However, 9th January 2017 is the 1000th day since the Sewol Ferry Disaster, so we are moving the date forwards to 14th January 2017 as this is closer to that date.
The meeting point is North Terrace, Trafalgar Square North (in front of National Gallery).
*Poster credit | Organised by Seungho Lee / Designed by Kwangsun Kang
Hillsborough campaigner Phil Scraton refuses OBE, explaining that successive governments had blocked the families’ quest for justice, and that he can not accept an award associated by name with imperialism.
“I could not receive an honour on the recommendation of those who remained unresponsive to the determined efforts of bereaved families and survivors to secure truth and justice.”
Original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-38457928