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Week 3 - Andrei Lankov still, 5m31s

Video: Andrei Lankov on Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea

Always entertaining while providing his insightful analysis, Professor Andrei Lankov spoke on “Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea” at week three of NKnet’s speaker series in Seoul. The lecture runs about 80 minutes and then he answers several … Continue reading


Video: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

At age nine, Kang Chol Hwan was sent with most of his family to a political prison camp in North Korea for an unspecified “crime” by his grandfather. He was released after 10 years and later fled the country, eventually … Continue reading


South Korean Government Must Employ All Diplomatic Means Necessary to Ensure Safety of 9 North Korean Refugees in Danger of Forced Repatriation

NKnet released the following statement on May 29. Translation courtesy of NKnet intern David Kim. Read in Korean The South Korean government must take all the diplomatic steps it can to guarantee the safety of the nine refugees who were … Continue reading

A North Korean Refugee speaks at a "Save My Friend" rally against the forced repatriation of North Korean refugees in China. February 24, 2012 in Seoul across the street from the Chinese embassy.

Repatriated Female North Korean Refugees Suffer From Torture and Sexual Violence

Below is a translation of an article that appeared in NK Vision magazine’s April 2012 issue, which featured a series of articles on the grassroots movement that quickly came to be known as “Save My Friend.” Translation courtesy of NKnet … Continue reading

Tim Peters, head of Helping Hands Korea

An Interview with Christian Activist Tim Peters, Founder of Helping Hands Korea

The following interview with Christian activist Tim Peters, founder of Helping Hands Korea and long-term advocate for North Korean Human Rights, was conducted last month for an article that appeared in the February 2013 issue of NK Vision. Thank you … Continue reading

Mun Dong Hee, Kim Young Hwan, and Shin Bo Ra (NK Vision, September 2012)

Interview: Kim Young Hwan Reflects on His Detention in China, His Past & Present Activism, and the Future of North Korea

Read in Korean The following is an interview with Kim Young Hwan that appeared on pages 14-19 in the September 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Robert Lauler. “A human rights movement first and foremost … Continue reading

Andrei Lankov at week three of NKnet's North Korean Human Rights Speaker Series.

Week 3 Report: Andrei Lankov on Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea

On April 25, Andrei Lankov, professor at Kookmin University in Seoul, spoke on the prospects of the heredity succession in North Korea. The occasion was week three in NKnet’s recently concluded speakers series. Thank you to volunteer Nova Mercier for … Continue reading

Kang Chol Hwan speaking at NKnet's NKHR Supporters Speaker Series

Week 2 Report: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

NKnet volunteer Matt McGrath contributed the following article on week two of our speakers series, which runs through May 16. Watch the video of Mr. Kang’s talk. On April 18, NKnet invited former gulag prisoner Mr. Kang Chol Hwan to … Continue reading

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NKFC Candlelight Vigil in DC

The North Korea Freedom Coalition is holding a candlelight vigil in front of the White House while the president of China will be dining with President Obama. If you live in the area, it would be a great way to … Continue reading

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