Tuesday, July 7, 2009
"Justice for Ali Khan Bike Ride" reaches Daejeon Prison on Thursday.
From some coverage in a local paper.
The "Justice for Ali Khan Bike Ride" went from Gwangju to Jeonju today, and will go from Jeonju to Daejeon tomorrow. On Thursday, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. the riders will circle the Daejeon Prison before meeting Ali Khan. Last month I posted about Ali Khan, a Pakistani man who believes he is in jail for a 2003 murder he didn't commit. The ride is to raise awareness of the case, and the riders are looking for any expats in the area who would like to join or attend on Thursday.
I emailed around regarding the legality of participating in such an event, which might be construed as political activity and thereby prohibited by the terms of our E-2 visas. The answer I got was that it wouldn't be illegal, but that it would be a long, expensive battle to prove one's innocense should an employer try to do something. For anyone who would like to pay a visit, the prison is in Yuseong-gu. Those with any questions can contact Andrew O'Donnell directly at 010-9866-9130.