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February 5, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A South Korean student who made a publicized but illegal trip to North Korea last year was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Seoul court. Im Su Kyong, 21, and her co-defendent, Father Moon Kyu Hyun, who was given an eight-year term, were sentenced under South Korea's stringent national security laws for their trip last July to a youth festival.
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July 28, 1995 | PHUONG NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They smiled triumphantly, like sculptors who had finished their finest works. They captured the moment on videotape so they could relive their sublime labor. And they took snapshots to prove to friends back home in South Korea that they had truly honed their skills. Their prized creation: a sloppy Joe.
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NEWS
August 2, 1989
A South Korean dissident student has fallen into a coma as she continued a fast demanding safe passage through the demilitarized zone across the Korean Peninsula on her way home, the North Korean news agency reported. Im Su Kyong, a 20-year-old student from Hankuk University in Seoul, was placed under intensive medical care in the fast she began Thursday, the Korean Central News Agency reported from the truce village of Panmunjom.
NEWS
May 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
A radical student set himself afire and jumped from a second-story window on a college campus Friday to protest the fatal police beating of a fellow demonstrator. The immolation, the third by a student protester this week, came as radicals planned nationwide protests today demanding that the South Korean government disband a specially trained police unit accused of the beating death last week. The student who set himself ablaze Friday died several hours later at Yonsei University.
NEWS
May 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
A radical student set himself afire and jumped from a second-story window on a college campus Friday to protest the fatal police beating of a fellow demonstrator. The immolation, the third by a student protester this week, came as radicals planned nationwide protests today demanding that the South Korean government disband a specially trained police unit accused of the beating death last week. The student who set himself ablaze Friday died several hours later at Yonsei University.
NEWS
May 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
Radical students and dissidents fought South Korean riot police in street battles in Seoul and other cities Thursday for the second day, despite a government warning against violence. Riot police moved swiftly to disperse the groups of 200 to 500 students who chanted "Down with President Roh Tae Woo!" during scattered protests in the capital. Thousands of riot police were deployed in downtown areas.
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Korea on Wednesday celebrated the 45th anniversary of its liberation from Japanese colonization with a ritual of fiery student protest. More than 10,000 demonstrators battled riot police at the gates of Yonsei University in western Seoul in a futile attempt to march to the border with North Korea for a Communist-sponsored reunification rally. Policemen fired tear gas into the throng of students, who scattered and regrouped to respond with firebombs and rocks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1995 | PHUONG NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They smiled triumphantly, like sculptors who had finished their finest works. They captured the moment on videotape so they could relive their sublime labor. And they took snapshots to prove to friends back home in South Korea that they had truly honed their skills. Their prized creation: a sloppy Joe.
NEWS
February 9, 1991
Radical students in SOUTH KOREA attacked a small police station in Seoul with about 50 firebombs to protest the country's support of the allied coalition. One police officer was reported injured. In Kwangju, 600 students threw rocks and firebombs at police in another anti-war protest. Iraq closed its consulate in Karachi, PAKISTAN, and said all 25 Iraqi diplomats and staff will return home. Baghdad has said it will break ties with governments in the allied coalition.
NEWS
September 24, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of South Korean students protesting the Summer Olympics and the arrest of a key student leader hurled rocks and firebombs Friday at police, who fired tear gas for the first time since the Games opened a week ago. The 40-minute clash broke out at Korea University in eastern Seoul, 2 miles from Tongdaemun Stadium, where Olympic soccer matches are played. No matches were scheduled Friday. Two students were taken to the hospital with head injuries, student leaders said.
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Korea on Wednesday celebrated the 45th anniversary of its liberation from Japanese colonization with a ritual of fiery student protest. More than 10,000 demonstrators battled riot police at the gates of Yonsei University in western Seoul in a futile attempt to march to the border with North Korea for a Communist-sponsored reunification rally. Policemen fired tear gas into the throng of students, who scattered and regrouped to respond with firebombs and rocks.
NEWS
May 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
Radical students and dissidents fought South Korean riot police in street battles in Seoul and other cities Thursday for the second day, despite a government warning against violence. Riot police moved swiftly to disperse the groups of 200 to 500 students who chanted "Down with President Roh Tae Woo!" during scattered protests in the capital. Thousands of riot police were deployed in downtown areas.
NEWS
February 5, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A South Korean student who made a publicized but illegal trip to North Korea last year was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Seoul court. Im Su Kyong, 21, and her co-defendent, Father Moon Kyu Hyun, who was given an eight-year term, were sentenced under South Korea's stringent national security laws for their trip last July to a youth festival.
NEWS
August 2, 1989
A South Korean dissident student has fallen into a coma as she continued a fast demanding safe passage through the demilitarized zone across the Korean Peninsula on her way home, the North Korean news agency reported. Im Su Kyong, a 20-year-old student from Hankuk University in Seoul, was placed under intensive medical care in the fast she began Thursday, the Korean Central News Agency reported from the truce village of Panmunjom.
NEWS
April 10, 1994 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Seven members of the Dorsey High School track team went a distance that they never imagined they would: 6,000 miles. That is how far they traveled recently to run as a marathon relay team in South Korea. Yet the marathon, the first the students had ever competed in, was not the pinnacle of the trip. "The race was a challenge," said 17-year-old Anthony Hinton, "but the real victory was seeing the culture." At the invitation of the South Korea-based company Kolon International Corp.
WORLD
January 31, 2010 | By John M. Glionna
Sometimes, in his off hours, Yie Eun-woong does a bit of investigative work. He uses the Internet and other means to track personal data and home addresses of foreign English teachers across South Korea. Then he follows them, often for weeks at a time, staking out their apartments, taking notes on their contacts and habits. He wants to know whether they're doing drugs or molesting children. Yie, a slender 40-year-old who owns a temporary employment agency, says he is only attempting to weed out troublemakers who have no business teaching students in South Korea, or anywhere else.
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