Friday, April 26, 2013

Activists set to mark North Korea Freedom Week

I hate to continue to beat the drum (but I will not stop):   we cannot forget that the Kim Family Regime is arguably (or maybe even without argument) the worst violator of human rights in history.

2013/04/27 04:50 KST

Activists set to mark North Korea Freedom Week
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, April 26 (Yonhap) -- Activists working to improve North Korea's human rights situation will stage an intensive campaign worldwide next week to raise public awareness of the problem, a main organizer said Friday.

   They plan to hold various events in Washington, Seoul and other cities to mark the 10th annual North Korea Freedom Week from April 28 through May 5, according to Susan Sholte, head of the North Korea Freedom Coalition, based in Washington.

   Her group will work with other organizations and people supporting efforts to address the North Korean human rights issue.

   A special concert, titled "A Night of Hope," will kick off North Korea Freedom Week in Washington at 7 p.m. Sunday.

   This year, the coalition will focus on collecting online petitions demanding China's new president, Xi Jinping, stop repatriating North Korean defectors.

   It has designated May 2 as Worldwide Awareness Day for North Korean Refugees.
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