CHOL SOO LEE 1952-2014
Korean American immigrant's struggle for justice sparked an early pan-Asian American Movement
Koream Journal, News Report, by Julie Ha Posted: Dec 04, 2014
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By Julie Ha, Koream Journal
Chol Soo Lee, a Korean American whose wrongful conviction in a 1973 San Francisco murder case galvanized a historic pan-Asian American movement to win his freedom, died Tuesday at age 62.
He passed away after complications related to surgery, according to friends. (Photo LtoR: Chol Soo Lee with journalist K.W. Lee, at press conference date unknown) Lee, an immigrant from South Korea who came to the U.S. around middle-school age, was arrested by San Francisco police in June 1973 for the murder of Yip Yee Tak, a local Chinatown...