South Korean union leader gets five years jail

This week, in a stunning attack against the South Korean workers movement, Mr Han Sang-gyun, the President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was given a five year jail sentence. Han’s ‘crimes’ were for organising demonstrations. Han has been a tireless fighter for labour rights, spanning his early years in Kwangiu to his later involvement in the Ssangyong factory occupation. Han was jailed for three years for that occupation. This sentence is an attempt by the South Korean government to destroy organised labour in that country. Workers internationally need to support Han. Han Sang-gyun is a working class hero for workers all around the world.

Organising is not a crime! Free Han Sang Kyun!