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BBC | Hillsborough campaigner Phil Scraton refuses OBE

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.”

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In May 2016, Sewol family members visited the UK and met with Hillsborough victims’ families in Liverpool. 

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BBC – Outlook | Voice of Father of One of Student-Victims

Gyounggeun Yoo, father of one of the Sewol disaster student-victims, was interviewed by Jo Fidgen of Outlook, BBC World Service at the Broadcasting House on 10 May. It was the first day of his visit to the UK as part of European tour.

Mr Yoo and Ms Yoon who also lost her daughter in the disaster visited many cities in Europe including Berlin, London, Rome and Paris, to highlight their struggle for truth. They want not only justice for the victims but proper safety laws and regulations to ensure that such a disaster could not happen again. They hope to learn from those affected by similar disasters and from campaign groups fighting injustices.

The interview is now available to listen at
(from around 13 mins 18 secs for 10 minutes).


  1. Meeting the families of Hillsborough disaster victims in Liverpool

BBC North West Tonight reported the meeting of two families and brief summary of the Sewol ferry disaster.

Continue reading “Photos from the Sewol Families UK visit – Day Two”

  1. A telephone pre-interview with BBC at Eurostar terminal immediately after their arrival to London

Continue reading “Photos from the Sewol Families UK visit – Day One”

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