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Dr. Kim Jong Hui in his office at Kyunghee University.

South Korea’s Challenge: Protecting North Korean Refugees Abroad

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 18-21 of the July 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of John Cha. Public demand is growing for the Seoul government to re-examine its policies toward North Korean refugees … Continue reading


Japanese Intern at NK Strategy Center: “Human Rights is a Universal Issue”

The following interview with Suguro Keisuke, a Japanese intern at the North Korea Strategy Center, appeared on pages 54-55 in the July 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. The original interview was conducted in Korean and translated into English. Read … Continue reading

Dr. Oh Kil Nam at a recent event.  His sash reads, "Save the Daughter of Tongyeong."

A Mini-Interview with Dr. Oh Kil Nam

The following interview appeared on page 11 in the November 2011 issue of NK Vision. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Natalie Grant. You don’t appear to be in good health. How are you these days? I go back and forth … Continue reading

Korean Human Rights & Development Law Society (LANK), Youth and Students Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea (Young NK), University Students for a Better Society, Youth Forum for a Free North Korea, and other university student groups are actively collecting signatures for the petition to free the "Daughter of Tongyeong" Shin Suk Ja and her two daughters.

The Surprisingly Long History of the Campaign to Rescue the “Daughter of Tongyeong” Shin Suk Ja and Her Daughters

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 8-11 in the November 2011 issue of NK Vision. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Ryan Hamilton. The “Daughter of Tongyeong” campaign that started in Tongyeong is spreading to every place throughout … Continue reading

Trekkers just after leaving Daejeon Station

An Afternoon in Daejeon with the “Save the Daughter of Tongyeong” Trekkers

“I was involved in the student movement as a leftist Juche ideology supporter in 1987, the time when Shin Suk Ja and her daughters first went to a political prison camp. I sided with the people who were giving them … Continue reading

Poster for Citizens' Walk - Korean

Citizens’ Rally and Walk to Save the Daughter of Tongyeong on December 10

On Saturday, December 10* in Seoul join South Korean citizens who have been walking 680km to rescue the Daughter of Tongyeong and her two daughters from imprisonment in North Korea for over 20 years. Performances    • Elec-Cookie    • Traditional Martial … Continue reading

4) Before going to North Korea, Gyu Won took violin lessons from Ivan Petrov, the conductor of the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Photos of Shin Suk Ja and Her Daughters, Oh Hye Won and Gyu Won

These photos appeared on pages 6-7 in the November 2011 issue of NK Vision. Photos from Oh Kil Nam


Japan Leads the Way on Humanitarian Concerns

This editorial originally appeared in the Daily NK. Last week, South Korean newspapers ran an eye-catching advertisement, “Let’s bring the light of human rights to North Korea! True peace in East Asia!” It was very eye-catching, and the subtitle, “A … Continue reading

Strategic Forum 5 Panelists

The Government’s Role in and Strategy for Solving the Issue of North Korean Human Rights [5th Strategic Forum]

Do Hee Yoon (not pictured) of the Citizen’s Coalition for the Human Rights of North Korean Refugees spoke at the 5th North Korea strategic forum entitled, “North Korean Human Rights and the Role of the South Korean Government,” on January … Continue reading

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