Over 1,500 People Released on Amnesty

      February 25, 1999 19:20

      A total of 1,508 people were released this morning under a special amnesty granted to commemorate one year in power for the Kim Dae-jung government.

      Among those freed were 24 who violated the national security law including former Seoul National University professor Koh Young-bok, and Kang Young-ju and Cho Sang-rok members of spy rings in Europe and Japan.

      Some 2,733 recovered their civil rights, 2,693 had fines waived and 1,840 were allowed to take part in business activity from which they had been banned.

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