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Sewol Families Visiting Europe – Event in Bochum, Germany

Sewol families visiting Europe to increase awareness of the Sewol disaster globally; to learn from similar disasters that happened in Europe and other victims’ searches for truth.

As part of this visit, they will attend the second anniversary event at 3pm on 5 May 2016 in Bochum, Germany organised by the group remembering the Sewol disaster in NRW area. This group has been actively organising various events on this issue for the last two years.  Continue reading “Sewol Families Visiting Europe – Event in Bochum, Germany”

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Sewol ferry tragedy: Lies, corruption, and struggle for the truth

Sewolho Munchen invited Ms Baek Gayoon of 416 Coalition and People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy to speak in Munich about Sewol disaster on 24 October 2015.  She explains all the major issues from the very start of the tragedy on 16 April 2014 up until October 2015.  The beleaguered family members and their supporters around the world are still striving to find the justice.

Urgent Action Call | Amnesty International

Amnesty International Germany called for urgent action to drop all charges against Park Rae-goon and Kim Hye-jin who helped to organise protests seeking justice for the victims and families of the Sewol ferry disaster.

The original statement (in German) is available at Amnesty International Germany website.

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Urgent Action

Human rights defenders Park Rae-goon and Kim Hye-Jin both face imprisonment. They have helped organise protests seeking justice for the victims and families of victims of the SEWOL ferry. The proceedings against them commenced on October 14th, 2015, with the verdict being expected in December.  Continue reading “Urgent Action Call | Amnesty International”

The Deep Fissure | Amnesty International

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.

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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.

Continue reading “The Deep Fissure | Amnesty International”

Monthly Sewol protest in Berlin, Germany on 17 October 2015

17. 10. 2015 SEWOL BERLIN

“은비야”, a performance by Oh So Young

Meet every 3rd Saturday at 2PM at Brandenburger Tor in Berlin!

Source: 17. 10. 2015 SEWOL BERLIN

Monthly Sewol protest in Berlin on 15 August 2015

15. 08. 2015 SEWOL BERLIN.

Last Saturday when we had our monthly protest in London, the Sewol protesters in Berlin had their monthly protest in front of Brandenburg Gate.

Photo by Tsukasa Yajima

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