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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean ferry crew sought assistance as vessel started to list badly before sinking

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:25pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Sewol: Harbour Affairs Jeju, do you have reception of The Sewol? Jeju VTS: Yes, Sewol, this is Harbour Affairs Jeju Sewol: Please notify the coast guard. Our ship is in danger. It’s listing right ... right now. The body of the ship has tilted, and it’s impossible to move. Jeju VTS: Yes, OK. Please wear life jackets and prepare as the people might have to abandon ship. Sewol: It’s hard ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean lawmaker Lee Seok-ki jailed for treason for plotting revolt

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... the court ordered Lee deprived of his civil rights for 10 years following his eventual release. After parliament voted to lift his immunity from arrest, Lee was charged last September under the 65-year-old National Security Law, which rights groups have accused past administrations of using to stifle debate and silence political opposition. The charges related to meetings Lee held with his ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Movie tackles South Korean giant Samsung over worker illnesses

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... similar allegations against Samsung and other chipmakers, according to Supporters for the Health and Rights of People in the Semiconductor Industry (Sharps). Of the three dozen Samsung workers who ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean prosecutors seek 20 years in Lee Seok-ki sedition trial

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Leftist lawmaker Lee Seok-ki on trial for allegedly plotting pro-North Korea armed revolt South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded a 20-year jail term for a leftist lawmaker on trial for allegedly plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea. Prosecutors also asked judges to strip United Progressive Party (UPP) MP Lee Seok-ki of his civic rights ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Data from more than 100 million South Korean credit cards and accounts stolen

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 03:28pm by Reuters

    ... and are receiving applications from victims,” an official at the law firm leading the litigation said. Cho Yeon-haeng, president of Korea Finance Consumer Federation, a customer rights group, said: “Proving ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean military fights quashing of cadet's expulsion for sex on leave

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 03:43pm by Reuters

    ... this year. In 2008, the National Human Rights Commission issued a non-binding recommendation that the Defence Ministry upgrade the code of conduct as some rules may infringe basic human rights ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea moves to ban pro-North party

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 03:49pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... a petition filed last year by an alliance of around 30 right-wing groups calling for a ban on the party. “This party fundamentally opposes the Republic of (South) Korea, and should be separate from ... marked by human rights abuses and the imposition of martial law, but also by policies sowing the seeds for rapid economic growth. UPP leader Lee Jung-hee caused controversy for referring to Park ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea unveils 270-degree cinemas to show Screen X format

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to look left, right or straight ahead before settling in to the experience. "It was really fun. I personally don't like 3D or 4D films but this made me feel like I was inside ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Paying the price for refusing military service in South Korea

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... to a June report by the United Nations Human Rights Council. South Korea accounts for 93.5 per cent of those imprisoned around the world for reasons of conscientious objection, it said. The Military ... giving conscientious objectors the right to perform different forms of service. "This move is to clear the name of South Korea for being a country with a poor human rights record, despite ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Koreans from China suffer workplace deaths

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Audrey Yoo

    ... as much money to send home. Granting ethnic Koreans of other nationalities F-4 visas might allow them to seek more stable jobs and assert their rights. ...




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