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refugees / defectors

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15
Apr
2013

Song Byeok Exhibition: A Message of Peace and Hope

Song Byeok was a propaganda artist in North Korea before fleeing the country several years ago. After US exhibitions of his work last year, Song is holding a small exhibition in Seoul until April 23 (update: the show has been … 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.
13
Mar
2013

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
27
Feb
2013

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


Choi Young Hee, professional matchmaker, in her office
04
Feb
2013

Choi Young Hee, Professional Matchmaker: Marriage the Shortcut to Successful Settlement in the South

The following article appeared on pages 58-61 in the April 2011 issue of NK Vision. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Nova Mercier. Read in Korean “The shortcut to successful settlement in the South is marriage.” This is the belief of … Continue reading


February 2011 NK Vision: Campus Talk - Jung Soo Hyun
13
Jun
2012

Campus Talk: Perspectives of University Students on North Korean Human Rights

The following discussion appeared in the February 2011 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet intern Jennifer Machie and editing by volunteer Robert Lauler. Date: January 10, 2011, 4 p.m. Location: NK Vision Conference Room Interviewer: Kang Won … Continue reading


Andrei Lankov at week three of NKnet's North Korean Human Rights Speaker Series.
04
Jun
2012

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


NKHR Supporters Speaker Series, Week 1 - former North Korean refugee Kang Won Cheol
25
Apr
2012

Week 1 Report: North Korea VJ and Former Refugee Kang Won Cheol

NKnet volunteer Sharon Natt contributed the following article on week one of our speakers series, which runs through May 16. All of the photos on this page except the first one are courtesy of photojournalist Luc Forsyth. We plan to … Continue reading


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07
Feb
2012

Lim Il: North Korean Defector Writes of His Home Country and Settling in South Korea

Read in Korean “Of course South Korean people don’t read the reports that catalogue the horrendous human rights abuses in the North. Only through personal anecdotes, making the reader smile and feel touched, can we inform. Anyone can just read … Continue reading


Pak Ji Hye
27
Jan
2012

Campus Talk: University Students’ Bike Tour for North Korean Human Rights & Security

Read in Korean When looking at the Kim Jong Il regime’s provocations, I defined them as a country that does not even recognize its own brothers. However, in this tour defectors also joined in. In talking with them, I realized … Continue reading


NK Vision May 2011 Campus Talk group shot
03
May
2011

Campus Talk: North Korean Refugee Freshmen Adjusting to Life on Campus

My heart hurts and I feel suffocated, I mean because they have no idea what kind of pain North Koreans go through just to survive from day to day. If they were to think just a little from North Koreans’ point of view they would lose their indifference toward North Korea. Continue reading


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