Kim Keun Tae

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Kim Keun Tae


In 1988 "The South Korean government today released Kim Keun Tae, the nation's best-known political prisoner, whose three-year confinement had prompted protests from Washington and elsewhere." [1]

"On September 29, 1990, Kim Keun-tae, a prominent leader of the opposition movement and recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award in 1987, was sentenced to three years in prison for violations of the National Security Law and the Law on Assembly and Demonstration." [2]

"Kim Keun Tae, a leader of the dissident movement that helped bring an end to four decades of military rule in South Korea, spent five years in prison and seven more hiding from the national security police. His crime: sympathizing with North Korea." 1995

An NDI report shows a picture of Kim Keun Tae sitting as one of the "Leaders of NDI/Carter Center observer delegation to Indonesia’s national polls at a post-election press conference. (L to r): Charles Costello, director of the Democracy Program at The Carter Center; Paul Wolfowitz, former U.S. ambassador to Indonesia; Kim Keun Tae, a member of parliament from the Republic of Korea; President Jimmy Carter; Tokyo Sexwale, former premier of Gauteng province in South Africa; and NDI President Kenneth Wollack." 1999

In 2004 "The new health minister in the left-of-center government is veteran dissident Kim Keun-tae. The 57-year-old lawmaker also is considered a potential successor to President Roh." [3]

In 2004 "The Uri Party's parliamentary leader Kim Keun Tae" [4]

External links

  • "[]", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.