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Statement of UAW President Dennis Williams on the Release of Former KCTU President Han Sang-Gyuan

Today the UAW is pleased that former President Han Sang-gyun of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions is finally free. Hundreds of UAW members signed a petition for his release and the UAW International Executive Board called for President Han’s release. While we are pleased that President Han has been released from prison we hope that soon the government of South Korea will recognize it is unacceptable to imprison anyone for exercising free speech, assembly, and association. As we celebrate this release, we know that our work is not done. Former KCTU General Secretary Lee Young-joo remains in detention for her role ... Read more