Paco Booyah was sentenced of unjust 700,000 won fines (approx. 700 USD) on May 30. The prosecutor has appealed to the higher court and the appeal trial was held on May 9. In the original court on Feb. 8, this year, he has been sentenced of postponement of same amount of fines. The judge, Choi Nam-Sik said that, “the prosecutor […]

In this month's issue: Crackdown in Gangjeong, Catholics stand up to police, SOS international training, Jeong Young-Hee returns from US tour, Emily Wang's reflection on deportation, Villager Mi-Lyang badly injured by police, Conscientious objection in Korea, and more!

Reblogged with permission from: A JEJU KIND OF WEEKEND HERE IN MAINE | by BRUCE K. GAGNON * On Saturday Regis Tremblay held the first public showing of his new 80-minute film about Jeju Island called The Ghosts of Jeju at the Brunswick, Maine public library. At least 70 people turned out and much to the delightful surprise of everyone, […]

Forward from S. Roberts, May 23, 2013 Sunday May 19th, 2013 To: The residents of Gangjeong village, We, Nashville Friends Meeting (Quakers), would like to extend to you our utmost regard and support for your non-violent struggle to stop the construction of the naval base on your island. We hold all of you in God’s Light and are deeply saddened […]

  The Gangjeong Village Association, Jeju Pan-Island Committee for Stop of Military Base and for Realization of Peace, National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island will hold Life and Peace forum called ‘Dear You, Let’s Dream for Peace Now!  in the building of Venture Maru (See the address of Venture Maru at the bottom) of […]

  1.  Summary on the recent hardships and international solidarity activities.   The recent joint war exercise by the ROK-US-Japan in the water areas of the east  and south seas of Korea –including the water area between the east south of Jeju and Kyusu Islands, Japan on May 15 is with the mobilization of Aegis destroyers from three countries and […]

  There was an original court judgement on Paco Booyah, an international peace worker staying in Gangjeong on Feb. 8, 2013. See here. He was the 1st international to stand in the court in person, in relation to the naval base project issue. On Feb. 8, the judge, Kim Kyung-Sun made a decision of ‘postponement of sentence’ on 700,000 won […]

To read the latest update on the three prisoners, go to here. Please write letters to: Jeju prison, 161 Ora 2-dong, Jeju City, Jeju, Korea   Yang Yoon-Mo (Prisoner No. 301) 57, Arrested on Feb. 1, 2013. Directly arrested from the appeal court with 18 months’ actual prison sentence 94th day as of May 5   Kim Young-Jae (Prisoner No. 435) […]

 “Policemen, if you move this altar, 1 billion Catholic followers all over the world will watch over you.” The young Father Woo from Jeju finished ALL the orders of the Catholic mass despite the repeated remarks by Koo Seul-Hwan, security director of the Seogwipo Police Station, who was embarrassed but continued to threaten him that it is an obstruction of […]

1. Island government attributes the cause of failure in invitation of the UN CBD COP to people’s WCC protest Some representing Jeju internet media criticize the Jeju Island government to point out the protesters opposing the Jeju naval base project as the cause of its failure to invite the UN CBD COP 12 (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, 12th Conference […]