Heo Se-uk


Age: 54

South Korean taxi driver and labour union member of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions who set himself ablaze on April 1, 2007 in front of Hyatt Hotel in central Seoul, South Korea to protest against the U.S.-Korean Free Trade Agreement after hearing that the FTA negotiations were being finalized, and who was hospitalized in serious condition for two weeks after the incident despite serious burns on 63% of his body.

Cause of Death: Septic infection due to third-degree burns suffered in the self-immolation

Born: 1953

Died: April 15, 2007

Seoul, South Korea