The ANSWER Coalition encourages its supporters to attend the follow emergency demonstration. Below are detailed from the Corean Alliance for Independent Reunification and Democracy.
Monday, June 6 at 1:30 p.m.
South Korean Embassy (2450 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.)
On May 26, the appeals trial of three activists including a representative of Corean Alliance for Independent Reunification and Democracy were sentenced to two years in prison. Among them is Kim Hye-young, prisoner of conscience, who had surgery for total thyroidectomy twice and still is suffering from cancer.
Many domestic and foreign organizations including Amnesty International in East Asia have continued to demand the release her. But the Park Geun-hye government and Seoul Detention Center where she has been imprisoned disregarded this demand and even refused bail.
Kim Hye-young decided to indefinitely fast in prison since the May 26.
She is fasting unto death, in poor health to begin with, in a tiny, crowded and hot cell.