Earlier this month, after almost a year in jail, Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of the giant Samsung Corporation, was released when an Appeals Court
cut his sentence. Lee had been jailed for his involvement in a corruption scandal
that had also claimed disgraced former South Korean President, Park Geun-hye. Given Samsung’s size and influence in South Korea’s economic and political sphere, many Koreans are unhappy
about this release and are suspicious of the deals that have been made
to secure his release. Meanwhile, Korean trade union l
eaders, Lee Young-Joo and Han, Sang-Gyun
, remain in jail.
Organising is not a crime! Free all jailed labour activists!
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