Message for friends opposing the building of base in Gangeung Village/Jeju:
On behalf of The Stop the War Coalition Philippines and No Bases Network , I send our warm solidarity greetings and best wishes in your important struggle for peace and safe environment. We salute your determination and commitment as you peacefully and non-violently oppose the construction of the base.
My heart goes all out to you and especially to Sung-Hee who will stand trial today, June 10 and we wish and pray for he immediate release.
Today, together with some of my colleagues in the Philippines, we offer our day-long fast for Sung-Hee's release from detention and the success of your struggle. I will also remember my experience of walking the Olle Road which I was fortunate to walk last year (with Regina Pyon). I still hear in my head the soothing sound of the waves nearby as I sat on the beautiful rocks facing the sea. I have tears in my eyes as I write this because I remember how the Gangeung village peoples' strong determination to stop the construction. We wish for all of you continued good health, courage and commitment in the face of the challenges ahead.
For a peaceful and bases free Jeju,
Stop the War Coalition Philippines and
No Bases Network
2. The first trial of Choi, Sung-Hee was open today. Prosecutor mentioned obstructions of work one by one. Next trial will be open on 22 June, am 11:30.