South Korean activist Kim Young-hwan's allegation that he was tortured in Chinese detention will be submitted to the UN special rapporteur on torture at the end of this month, according to Kim's supporters on Thursday. They will also push for hearings on Kim's case in the U.S. Congress and EU Parliament.
Seoul National University's Bundang Hospital said on the same day that a detailed medical checkup on Kim revealed that Kim is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but no remaining traces of electric torture were found on his body.
Jeon Sang-hoon, a thoracic surgeon at the hospital, said, "We found no bone fracture or edema in facial MRI and 3D CT scans, nor traces of burns, beatings and joint problems."
But the doctors said Kim seems to have suffered from mental distress consistent with acute PTSD symptoms for two months after the date Kim said that he was tortured in China.
Kim was held on vague charges in China for 114 days in connection with his assistance for North Korean defectors.