Fr. Lee Young-Chan and Mr. Kim Bok-Chul Released from Prison; Mr. Park Seung-Ho only Remaining Prisoner
Following the release of Fr. Lee Young-Chan on Dec. 26, Mr. Kim Bok-Chul was released on Jan. 3. Both were released on bail.
A Video on Fr. Lee Young-Chan, made by Dungree after Fr. Lee’s arrest on Oct. 26, 2012, remembering Fr. Lee’s struggles against the naval base project.
For Mr. Kim Bok-Chul, Jan. 3, 2013 was his 206th day in prison. He is the longest prisoner against the Jeju naval base at one term. Dr. Song Kang-Ho was jailed for two weeks in 2011 and 181 days in 2012. Mr. Kim Dong-Won was jailed twice, for about 94 days in 2011 and 118 days in 2012.
On Jan 2, the prosecutor made an opinion of two year prison on him. The court decision will be on Jan. 23.
Video by Dungree: Interview with Mr. Kim Bok-Chul, after his release (Source: click here)
When he was in jail, Mr. Kim Bok-Chul, a laid-off railroad worker and reporter of the ‘Voice of Seoul,’ fought against the bad human rights conditions in the prison. Now being released from the jail, he wants to make an appeal against unjust arrest of him on June 14, 2012 when he was protesting on the police’s violent dealing of an activist
With the release of Fr. Lee Young-Chan and Mr. Kim Bok-Chul, Mr. Park Seung-Ho is currently the only remaining prisoner. He hit his 112 day in jail on Jan. 4, 2013.
Mr. Park Seung-Ho was born in 1966(?). After his arrest in the 3 way intersection in the village on Sept. 14, 2012, for the reason that he had not responded to the police call. It was during the period of the WCC (World Conservation Congress) Jeju (Sept. 6 to 15, 2012) when most people were busy for the protests against the naval base project.
Mr. Park Seung-Ho (No. 290)
Please send him letters of support with the prisoner number to the address at:
161 Ora-2 dong, Jeju City,
Jeju, the Peace Island, Korea
Dr. Song Kang-Ho was released on Sept. 28, 2012 (181 days in jail). See here.
Mr. Yoon Choong was released on Oct. 24, 2012 (44 days in jail). See here.
Mr. Kim Dong-Won was released on Oct. 26, 2012 (118 days in jail). See here.
Rev, Jeong Yeon-Gil and Mr. park Suk-Jin on Dec. 12, 2012 (98 days each). See here.
Fr. Lee Young Chan was released on Dec. 26, 2012 (63 days in jail)
Mr. Kim Bok-Chul was released on Jan. 3, 2013 (206 days in jail)