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South Korea: Stop arrests of trade union leaders and respect the rights of striking workers

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Headline Title:  South Korea must respect the rights of striking workers 24 December 2013  The South Korean authorities must rein in the police and respect the rights of striking workers, Amnesty International said after a massive police raid on the offices of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) in Seoul on Sunday. “This police raid violated international human rights and labour standards in many ways – from arresting trade union leaders in retaliation for strike action to the police using unnecessary and excessive force that resulted in workers being injured,”…

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