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Court Recognizes Freedom Fighter's Family Ties

News2009-08-13
Court Recognizes Freedom Fighter's Family Ties

Descendants of Korean freedom fighter Sin Chae-ho have had their family ties to the deceased confirmed by the government.

It is the first such case after the government restored last year the nationality of 64 deceased freedom fighters who led the nation’s independence movement during the Japanese colonial period.

In a lawsuit filed by 38-year-old Sin Sang-won, the grandson of Sin Chae-ho, a Seoul court ruled on Thursday that the plaintiff's late father, Su-beom, is the son of the deceased activist Sin Chae-ho.

Sin Chae-ho died stateless in prison in Yeosun in 1936 as he had refused to register under the Japanese colonial government’s census registration.

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