Target: Chung Sye-kyun, Speaker of the South Korean National Assembly
Goal: Demand the formation of a non-partial committee to investigate claims of past abuse at a former South Korean welfare facility.
Thousands of homeless children and adults reportedly suffered horrific abuse in a South Korean welfare facility. The facility was abruptly shutdown and investigated, but its owner never faced charges. Demand that a non-partial committee be formed to investigate the Brother’s Home and bring justice to those who suffered within its walls.
“When the lights were turned off, that’s when the sexual abuse started,” Han Jong-sun reports. Placed in the Brother’s Home at only 8 years old, Han witnessed water torture, beatings with clubs, and frequent sexual abuse. At least four people were beaten to death and sick residents received little or no treatment in the hospital ward, per Han’s accounts.
The facility was shut down in 1988 after a prosecutor witnessed the abuse firsthand. However, its powerful and prestigious owner faced only minor charges. Sign below and demand justice for these innocent victims.
Dear Chung Sye-kyun,
Memories of water torture, beatings, and sexual abuse haunt the residents of the Brother’s Home, a former welfare facility. Despite the shocking evidence of abuse, its owner faced only minor charges. We demand justice for these victims.
Locked from the inside, the Brother’s Home reportedly acted as an unofficial prison for vagrants, homeless children, and street-workers until it’s abrupt shutdown. Its owner, Park In-geun, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for charges unrelated to the abuse.
Thousands of victims have demanded a public investigation by a non-partial committee. We demand that you introduce the legislation necessary to form this committee and bring these victims justice.
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