Samchung re-education camp

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Samchung re-education camp
Hangul
삼청교육대
Revised RomanizationSamcheong Gyoyukdae
McCune–ReischauerSamchung Kyoyuktae

The Samchung re-education camp was a South Korean military detention centre set up in 1980, during the military rule of Chun Doo-Hwan. More than 60,000 people, many of them being innocent civilians, were arrested without warrants and faced violent treatment in the camps.

History[edit]

In August 1980, under the South Korean military junta, Samchung served as a prison camp for critics of the new military regime and people considered to be "social ill."[1] In 6 months, 40,000 people, many of whom had clean criminal records, were forced to hard labor or face physical violence by the military.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S. Korean junta punished civilians with military camp in early 1980s: Report".
  2. ^ Stokes, Henry Scott; Times, Spec Ial To the New York (1981-09-20). "Seoul Said to Hold 15,000 in Camps Without Trial". The New York Times.