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ASIAN WORKERS NEWS March 3, 2013

NO. 310

[AWN FOCUS]

100% Severance pay is also applied to companies and businesses consisting of less than 5 people


ASIAN WORKERS NEWS

Launching a 'Campaign for Living Together in Korea' for Internationally Married Women

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March 3, 2013 Two vietnamese migrant workers died from fire at a factory lodging place in Hwasung.

‘I can give your children Korean nationality', because there are many cases reported recently. Mr. A who

2 Vietnamese among 11 migrants died from fire

runs a foundation of a Buddhist sector in Incheon

while struggling to come out of the container which

took

got on fire on Feb. 2 in Hwasung, Gyeongi Province.

migrants last year with the lie that they can avoid

The fire swallowed the 2-story lodging place made

about

crackdown

66 if

million they

won

have

from

undocumented

membership

in

the

with containers and some parts of the factory. The

foundation. He was sentenced to 1 year and 6

firefighters foiund Bongjintang (24 years old) crashed

months. A Korean Chinese got arrested because he

under the container, lying on the corridor and Swere

took about 20 million won from 2 undocumented

(23) burnt down. The police and fire fighters are

Chinese with the scam that he would let them have

investigating if the containers were built legally and

sojourn rights. On the other hand, in Seoul, Mr. K

the cause of the fire such as electricity leakage. (Feb.

received

3, 2013, Hankyoreh)

person with forging the birth certificate of children

2,500,000

won

to

3,000,000

won

per

of undocumented Vietnamese.

Severe

punishment

is

needed

for

marriage

brokers who sexually assaulted migrant women.

Therefore, migrant human rights organizations demanded to protect the human rights of crime

Daejeon Police office arrested Mr. Song (49), the

victims by guaranteeing stable sojourn rights for

broker on Jan. 28, in the suspicion that he sexually

them to recover from the damage by saying, “The

assaulted migrant women. According to the police

victims usually get deported forcefully if they report

report, he searched bodies of them and sexually

the crimes to a police. This is one of the reasons

harassed them from the Philippines in an excuse for

that those crimes are continuing.” AWN

checking the possibilities of pregnancy after letting them stay at a house in the Philippines while they were waiting for their visa after getting married with a Korean. Furthermore, it is turned out that he raped a Philippine teenager by threatening her, saying “I will kill your parents if you didn’t do as I say.” He is even being suspected of raping and harassing 3 Filipinos about 28 times for 2 years. Hereafter, NGOs for migrant women asserted that the government should re-enforce the control for the marriage brokerage companies and protecting the human rights of married women migrants.

It is judged that it is illegal to deport a Korean Chinese with scarce and difficult disease. A

Korean

Chinese

with

scarce

and

difficult

disease in his twenties got a deport demand but it is judged in a court that it’s illegal. He can stay and get medical treatment in Korea. The judge said, “A severe disability can be on him if he doesn’t get medical treatment in the right time and he needs support from his family members living in Korea.” He entered a university in Korea in March, 2006

There are more than 100 Filipino women who came

and then got diagnosed in July, 2006 that he had an

to Korean though him. Therefore, police plans to

ankylosing spondylitis which causes the spine to be

expand the investigation in cooperation with migrant

hardened and from time to time inflammation on the

women counselling offices. You may report similar

spine. After that, he became an outpatient. He tried

cases to a police office or a counseling office for

to change his visa into a permanent residence from

migrant women near you, if you are also one of the

‘visiting

victims. (Refer to the contacts of migrant women

Immigration office rejected it for reason that he

counseling offices on the 2nd page) AWN

submitted a fake document saying the he is a Chinese,

residence’

not

in

Korean

January,

Chinese.

2011

And

but

then

the

the

Be careful of the scams saying “I will let you

immigration asked him to leave Korea voluntarily.

stay in Korea legally”, “I can make your children

Hereafter, he filed an administrative lawsuit against

get the Korean nationality even if you are an

it because he needed help desperately from the

undocumented migrant.” You should be careful of the scams to get your money by saying ‘I can protecting you from being deported’, or

family members to treat the disease and they all live in Korea. And he won the suit. (Feb. 6, 2013. Financial News)


ASIAN WORKERS NEWS

Information

Counseling

<Female Migrants Counseling Office> Name of organization Women Migrant Human Rights Center Seoul Joseonjok Church

Phone 02)3672-7559

Seoul Chinese Church

02)865-3163

02)857-7257

Gyeonggi-do Asia's Friends

031)921-7880

Gyeonggi-do Asia's Window Woman Migrants Human Rights in Daegu Cheonan Moyse

031)443-2876

Busan Eoulim Woman Migrants Human Rights in Gyeongnam Jeju Migrants Center Woman Migrants Human Rights Center in Jeonnam Jeanbuk Asian Female Migrants Center

053)944-2979 041)523-2666

055)741-6355 064)712-1141 061)272-1562

ASIAN WORKERS NEWS 063)287-0333

<The Basic Rights of Migrant W orkers>

Editor Reporters Translators Proof readers Layout Tel / Fax E-mail Homepage Address 614-865)

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Asian Workers News_English ver. Feb.2013  

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