Small victory for socialist organization

Posted on : 2008-08-29 13:18 KST Modified on : 2019-10-19 20:29 KST

Oh Se-cheol, professor emeritus of Yonsei University and president of the Socialist Workers League of Korea, left, shakes hands with Jung Won-heon, a SWLK member, after the court decided against issuing arrest warrants for the two men and five others on the night of August 28.

The Seoul Central District Court decided against issuing warrants for the seven men, saying that evidence submitted by the police was insufficient in proving the organization was formed, as the prosecution had charged, to overthrow the Korean government. All seven men had been apprehended in their homes by police on August 26.

Civic organizations criticized the government for practicing “politics by public security” by apprehending members of the organization.

The Socialist Workers League of Korea,, was formed last February to promote socialism in Korea.

Photo by Kim Myeong-jin/The Hankyoreh.

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