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South Korean activist allegedly electrocuted while detained in China
WireUpdata ^ | 07/28/12

Posted on 07/28/2012 4:31:56 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

South Korean activist allegedly electrocuted while detained in China

By BNO News

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- A South Korean activist who was detained in China in March is claiming to have suffered abuse at the hands of authorities there, including torture by electrocution, according to reports.

Kim Young-hwan, a prominent South Korean activist who fought for democracy in North Korea, was detained in Beijing in March. A report about the incident published in late May disclosed that he was being denied access to a lawyer.

China, according to the New York Times, had claimed that Kim was being held due to him "endangering national security". China went on to say that they were handling the case according to the law. South Korea, though, claimed that there were human rights violations taking place.

(Excerpt) Read more at wireupdate.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; nkorea; skorea; torture

1 posted on 07/28/2012 4:32:10 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

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2 posted on 07/28/2012 4:34:38 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Electrocution is death by electrical current. He wouldn’t be complaining.


3 posted on 07/28/2012 4:35:51 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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I think it is wrong for people from other countries to interfere in a country’s business, even if I disagree with said country’s policy.

You go to China and stick a middle finger at the government and you get car battery electrodes on your testicles.

That’s the way it is...


4 posted on 07/28/2012 4:50:23 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

Shouldn’t that just be “electrically-shocked”? I had to re-read it to see if he was dead or alive. 4+ posts and no “I’m shocked” replies, so far... 10-9-8...


5 posted on 07/28/2012 5:07:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

China and North Korea are buds, South Koreans who think China will be neutral are kidding themselves


6 posted on 07/28/2012 5:28:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

These journalists don’t even know the meaning of ordinary words anymore.


7 posted on 07/28/2012 6:56:46 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Kim Young-hwan, a prominent South Korean activist who fought for democracy in North Korea, was detained in Beijing in March.

I suspect that this activist was active while in China. Chinese authorities take a dim view at that; they haven't yet democratized themselves to the point of giving ammo to their enemies. (Well, to be fair, they do give ammo to their enemies, just not the whole round.)

8 posted on 07/28/2012 10:32:12 PM PDT by Greysard
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