In Jae-keun

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In Jae-keun
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
30 May 2012
Preceded by Shin Ji-ho
Constituency Seoul Dobong A
Personal details
Born (1953-11-11)11 November 1953
Gyeonggi, South Korea
Political party Minjoo Party of Korea
Spouse(s) Kim Geun-tae (m. 1947–2011)
Alma mater Ewha Womans University
Occupation politician, activist
Korean name
Hangul 인재근
Revised Romanization In Jaegeun
McCune–Reischauer In Chaekŭn

In Jae-keun is a South Korean politician and democracy activist. In 1985, her husband Kim Geun-tae was arrested and tortured by the government of Chun Doo-hwan for his pro-democracy activism.[1] In 1987, In was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award along with her husband for her role in publicly exposing his detention and torture.[2] After Kim's death, she was elected as member of national assembly for Dobong A, Seoul in 2012. Dobong A was Kim's constituency from 1996 to 2008.


  1. ^ "Mr. Geun Tae Kim: Minister Ministry of Health and Welfare". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "1987: Kim Keun Tae & In Jae Keun, South Korea". Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Retrieved 4 July 2012.