KoreAm reports the 30th anniversary of the release of convicted murderer Chol Soo Lee will be marked with a symposium at Kardia United Methodist Church in Los Angeles.
Chol Soo Lee was wrongfully convicted for the killing of a San Francisco Chinatown gang leader and given a life sentence. While in prison, he killed another inmate in self defense and was sent to death row.
Pioneer Korean American journalist KW Lee (pictured) wrote a series of stories for the now defunct Sacramento Union questioning the verdict and a movement grew to win Lee’s release.
The event Saturday will feature both Chol Soo Lee and KW Lee.
You can read more details about the even in KoreAm.