Corea, República de - Last member of the Pohang Local Union Released (2010)

After serving two years and six months in jail, on 18 January, Lee Ji Kyung, former President of the Pohang Construction Plant Workers Union in South Korea, became the last of 56 members of the union to be released from prison. President Lee led and coordinated the General Strike which took place from July 1 to September 26, 2006. During the strike the union engaged in several industrial actions, the most public was the nine days long sit-down demonstration conducted by 3,000 union members at POSCO headquarters in Pohang at which one union member - Ha Joong Keun - was killed and 56 convicted.

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