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Mourners denounce “coercive conversion”

31 Jan 2019

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About 160 people attended a memorial service at the Docklands library on Sunday, January 13 commemorating the first anniversary of the death of South Korean woman Ji In Gu.

The mourners allege Ms Gu was murdered during a coercive conversion program, which they said are run by the Christian Council of Korea (CCK) to force religious conversions, often via a victim’s parents.

The group gathered as part of international commemorations organised by the Human Rights Association for Victims of Coercive Conversion Programs (HAC).

HAC states that approximately 150 Korean citizens have been abducted as part of the programs in the past 10 years.

HAC also estimates that in February of last year, after Ms Gu’s death, 120,000 South Koreans rallied against the programs.

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