FTA protestor who immolated himself in serious condition


Heo Se-ok, who set himself on fire on April 1 in protest of the Korean government’s moves to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US, still remains in serious condition with burns over 63 percent of body, hospital officials said. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions issued a statement holding the government responsible for Heo’s taking of extreme measures to protest the situation.

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