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Defective CCTVs, Lax Discipline Blamed for Civilians’ Intrusion into Jeju Naval Base

Defective CCTVs, Lax Discipline Blamed for Civilians’ Intrusion into Jeju Naval Base

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Defective security cameras and lax discipline led to a Navy unit on the southern island of Jeju failing to detect civic activists intruding into its compound earlier this month, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday, promising to strongly reprimand the officers responsible. On March 7, four activists who [...]

Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean animal welfare activists said Thursday they will petition the Constitutional Court next month against the government for not curbing dog meat consumption and slaughterhouses. Members of KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) and the PNR (People for Non-human Rights) said in a news conference the government has infringed [...]

Activists Call for Protection of 20,000 Unregistered Immigrant Children in S. Korea

Activists Call for Protection of 20,000 Unregistered Immigrant Children in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of undocumented immigrant children in South Korea is estimated to exceed 20,000, but their basic rights to education and health are not protected, civic activists said Thursday, calling for swift countermeasures from the government. Unregistered children of foreign migrant workers live all across South Korea after arriving [...]

S. Korean Activists Demand Japan Not Dump Fukushima’s Radioactive Water into the Sea

S. Korean Activists Demand Japan Not Dump Fukushima’s Radioactive Water into the Sea

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean environmental groups on Monday urged Japan to reverse its recent decision to release radioactive water that has accumulated in the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment. Korea Radioactive Watch, the Korean Federation For Environmental Movement and other civic groups held a joint news conference in [...]

Government Asks Activists to Stop Distributing Pamphlets

Government Asks Activists to Stop Distributing Pamphlets

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has asked activists to refrain from sending anti-North Korea leaflets into the demilitarized zone from May 1 onwards in accordance with the North-South summit agreement. On Monday, the Ministry of Unification stated that it had asked civic groups to stop releasing the leaflets that afternoon. [...]

Activists: Stop Selling Dogs in Window Displays

Activists: Stop Selling Dogs in Window Displays

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Animal rights organizations are demanding that an E-mart pet shop brand called Molly’s Pet Shop stop selling animals in display windows, and change into a pet supply store instead. These organizations including CARE, KARA, the Korean Animal Welfare Association, and Action for Animals gathered in front of E-mart’s headquarters in [...]