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Civic Groups Against Nuclear Phase-out Policy Sue Former President Moon Jae-in

Civic Groups Against Nuclear Phase-out Policy Sue Former President Moon Jae-in

DAEJEON, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Former President Moon Jae-in was sued by civic groups opposing the government’s policy of phasing out nuclear power plants the day he left office. Some 2,600 people and civic groups submitted a bill of indictment to the Daejeon District Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, calling for an investigation into the [...]

S. Korean Civic Groups Hold Anti-Russia Protests, Call for Peace in Ukraine

S. Korean Civic Groups Hold Anti-Russia Protests, Call for Peace in Ukraine

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic activists and ordinary citizens held a rally in front of the Russian Embassy in central Seoul on Monday to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and to call for a peaceful resolution of the situation. Activists representing about 400 civic groups, including People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy and the [...]

Civic Groups Vent Outrage over Pardon for Jailed Ex-President Park

Civic Groups Vent Outrage over Pardon for Jailed Ex-President Park

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic groups vented outrage Monday over the recent special pardon for ex-President Park Geun-hye imprisoned on corruption charges, arguing that the decision is a blow to the country’s democracy. Activists representing 1,001 civic groups, including the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, [...]

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 [...]