Posted October. 28, 2005 07:38,
About 500 Hansens Disease sufferers living in Jeonnams Sorok Island and 89 settlements nationwide protested a Japanese courts decision and demanded compensation from the Japanese government on October 27 at a park in Jongno-gu, Seoul. Many held up picket cards proclaiming the decision to be discriminatory.
On Tuesday, a Japanese regional court in Tokyo ruled against a lawsuit filed by Korean Hansen sufferers while upholding an identical suit filed by Taiwanese patients.