Friday, April 29, 2011
[Jeju Update] [April 27 to 28] Yang's health in crisis as of his 24th day fast/ Criticism on navy's arrogant and divisive attitude
Yang Yoon-Mo, movie critic whose prison fast meets 24th day as of April 29, is hospitalized.
Yang Yoon-Mo, the movie critic met his prison hunger strike 24th day as of April 29, 2001. He has been violently arrested by the Seogwipo police station on April 6 when he resisted against the Jeju naval base construction by laying down himself under a construction truck. He has demanded the stop of naval base construction and punishment of all the policemen who joined the violent arrest of him.
It is known that his heath has been greatly deteriorating by fast in prison and the Jeju prison has been hospitalizing him since April 25. Before that, Yang has gotten hospital cure on April 22 but has declined to end his fast and to get nutrition pill. The Jeju prison told that while Yang’s blood pressure and pulse were measured normal, his physical power has been greatly dropped out.
Yang insists that he would not end his fast until the naval base issue is settled. Shin Ku Bum, a former Island governor who has started a solidarity fast along with Yang ended his fast in 10days with the statement that he would continue his act against naval base construction as a former politician.
The Gangjeong village people’s council and lawyer Shin Yong-in strongly denounced the navy and companies saying that the navy is using its division strategy among the villagers and between the villagers and activists by saying that it would withdraw the indictments against the villagers if the “outside people( peace activists) leave out the village. They also criticized the navy that it was only considering the damaged construction cost which it says 0.1 billion won a day, if construction is stopped. They exposed the navy’s arrogant attitude even toward the opposition party members and what the navy is doing is not for security business but for its vested interests. The Gangjeong villagers are also infuriated by the Island government’s media manipulation in which it displays itself as if it is doing its best to hear the villagers’s opinion.
Meanwhile the five opposition parties in the Jeju Island announced that the truth investigation committee of the National Assembly would visit the Jeju on May 6.
Otherwise, the passage of the proposed Jeju Special law that includes the vicious items on the support of the areas near the planned Jeju naval base-which would betray the Island people by making matter of fact of the construction- and profit-oriented hospital were failed in the legal matter committee meeting of the National Assembly as the Grand National Party insists the two and the Democratic party insists not including the latter on April 28. It is expected that the law would not be discussed in the National Assembly’s general meeting in April but would be attempted to be discussed again in June. The protestors against the naval base construction have strongly criticized the Jeju authorities’ proposed law.
See the photos of the Gangjeong village on April 27 to 28, in the below links.
Construction and struggle site on April 28
Meeting of Shin and 5 opposition parties in the Jeju on April 27 (Video included)
4258 of 10ton tetra pods 4528to be installed in the sea (picture displayed in the naval field office)