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North Korean Defector Kwangho Kim’s Family Safely Returned to South Korea

Somin Kim August 23, 2013

North Korean Defector Kwangho Kim, his wife, and his one-year-old daughter who were detained in China safely returned to South Korea. Mr. Kim defected from North Korea in 2009 with his wife, but went back with his family after attaining South Korean citizenship. The family appeared on Chosun Joongang TV (a North Korean broadcasting network)… Continue Reading »


Laos Gov’t Repatriates Young North Korean Defectors

Hong Ju You June 25, 2013

  The Laotian government is under massive international criticism for siding with the North Korean government to repatriate nine teenage defectors to North Korea. The South Korean government also faced huge criticisms for failing to prevent this unfortunate event from happening. The Laotian and South Korean governments are blaming each other for accountability. The North… Continue Reading »


UN Appointed Three North Korea Human Rights Investigators

Hong Ju You May 30, 2013

  The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Remigiusz A. Henczel, announced Michael Donald Kirby, Sonja Biserko and Marzuki Darusman as the members of the commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea. Michael Kirby, a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, will chair the inquiry. Sonja Biserko, is… Continue Reading »


Serious Infringes on Human Rights of North Korean Defectors Sent Back

Sodam Kim March 16, 2012

North Korean defectors testified about severe tortures in North Korean concentration camps. Inmates suffer from various corporal punishments depicted in the picture above. Added to these, pregnant women are forced to abort. Drugs were injected into their bellies-babies survived were put to death. Starvation is also a common thing. Their sandyish meal consists of mainly… Continue Reading »

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