Korea: Ssangyong unionist sentenced to four years jail

On February 13, 2010 Mr. Han Sang Kyun the Chairman of the Ssangyong Motor Company Union was sentenced to four years in prison. AAWL is campaigning for his release. Download leaflet here

Mr Han led a 77 day strike at the Ssangyong  vehicle manufacturing plant in protest against mass sackings. The company and South Korean government responded with violent police attacks against the strikers and solidarity supporters including the use of chemical agents. They blockaded the workers and denied them food, water and medical aid. The strike ended in August 2009.

More information about the strike can be found here and here.