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Demand justice for Korean farmer Baek Nam-gi

1 August 2016 Urgent Action
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BaekKorean farmer Baek Nam-gi remains unconscious in a hospital bed in Seoul after he was struck down by police water cannon in the mass demonstration last November against the government's promotion of greater casual employment and support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. After he was knocked to the ground, police continued to aim the deadly water cannon at him and on participants attempting to come to his aid. Participation in the mass national rally was among the charges on which two Korean union leaders were recently sentenced to prison while others await trial and sentencing.

Amnesty International Korea has launched an online petition to the Korean authorities, calling for a full and open public investigation into the use of excessive force against the demonstrators and the holding to account of responsible officials.

Click here to sign the petition

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