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Civic Groups Decry Japan’s Plan to Discharge Fukushima Nuke Plant Water

Civic Groups Decry Japan’s Plan to Discharge Fukushima Nuke Plant Water

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean civic groups held a press conference Saturday to denounce Japan’s recent decision to discharge into the ocean contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. Eight groups, including the Global Econet, lambasted the plan to release the radioactive water as an “irresponsible” act and demanded the [...]

Civic Groups Seek Probe of Animal Activist over Fraud Allegations

Civic Groups Seek Probe of Animal Activist over Fraud Allegations

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of civic groups filed a complaint Friday asking for a police investigation into mounting suspicions that a high-profile animal rights activist has secretly been exterminating stray pets with drugs in her shelter and misusing donations. They accuse Park So-yeon, chief executive of Care, of euthanizing more than [...]

Women’s Groups Rally Against Anti-Abortion Law

Women’s Groups Rally Against Anti-Abortion Law

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Ahead of a public trial at the Constitutional Court of Korea regarding South Korea’s abortion ban, civic groups advocating women’s rights have called for an abolition of the law as it infringes upon women’s rights to equality and happiness. Various women’s rights organizations came together to create an anti-abortion [...]