The ITUC has described the sentencing of KCTU President Han Sang-gyun to five years’ in prison on charges of “obstruction” as a travesty of justice. The sentence was handed down by Seoul Central District Court following allegations by government prosecutors stemming from a series of legitimate protest assemblies in 2015, including a November 14 2015 rally in Seoul in which 100,000 demonstrators were met with tear gas and water cannon used by some 20,000 police. Dozens were injured, some (…)

Source: Korea: Imprisonment of KCTU President a Travesty of Justice