Corea, República de - More KGEU officials dismissed and charged (2010)

On 1 December, police raided the Korean Government Employees Union (KGEU) in Seoul, and the two offices of Korean Railway Workers Union (KRWU). Warrants were issued for the arrest of Kim Ki-tae, president of KRWU, and 15 other leaders of the union. Meanwhile, some 884 union members have been dismissed. In other unions, some 197 union leaders have been charged with «obstruction of business», the catch all clause which allows the authorities to criminalise basic union activities.

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