Koreans from the US, protesting WTO meetings in Hong Kong with Korean farmers... And writing about the experience.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

11 freed, three can go back to Korea on bail

just read vop- all 11 Koreans are going back to Korea on the thirteenth, the head of the transportation and services union is being framed as the leader, and 8 people were r&r'ed for participating in a rally without a permit. the camera dude and one other couldn't be released bc the police insists they have footage of them engaged in violence. anyway, the court dates are set for March 1 and 7th. ChangKeun Lee, who some of us met in 2002, are framing this as a victory that HK police was out of line and held people without a reason.

chamsesang reports that the bail is set for the three at 30,000 hong kong dollars. (about $12,000 US.)

I haven't seen any reports in the US mainstream media yet, after a cursory search.

on an unrelated note, songhwan, (repatriation) is out on dvd.


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