Heo Se-uk

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Heo Se-uk
Hangul 허세욱
Hanja 許世旭
Revised Romanization Heo Se-uk
McCune–Reischauer Hŏ Se-uk

Heo Se-uk (1953–2007) (Korean: 허세욱) was a 54-year-old South Korean labor union member and taxi driver who set himself ablaze on April 1, 2007 in Seoul to protest the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. He lived for two weeks after the incident,[1] despite serious burns on 63% of his body. He finally succumbed to a septic infection on April 15.[2]

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  1. ^ "FTA protestor who immolated himself in serious condition". bilaterals.org. April 3, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Man who immolated himself in protest of FTA dies". The Hankyoreh. April 16, 2007. 

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