The 1st Global North Korea Freedom Week


 


- Participating Countries: UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Korea

- Date: 14 – 19 November 2016 (6 days)

- Topic: With the overseas North Korean Refugees


Dear North Korean refugees from all around the world, who are looking back on the days filled with misery and grave violations of human rights and are now exerting all their energy to realise the human rights of their people in North Korea and to achieve a change in the regime; and also to citizens from the free democratic world who are always supporting us.


We would now like to establish and anti-North Korea movement that will bring everyone together under the banner of the International North Korean Association for Human Rights and Democracy, a united association for North Korean refugee organisations all over the world.


Today, there has been an increasing level of tyranny in North Korea including threats of missiles and nuclear warfare against the international society by the Kim Jong Un regime. The more Kim Jong Un's regime shows its madness, the more North Korean people are miserably suffering from human rights violations.


Over 25 years, the international society has tried to punish North Korea¡¯s misconduct; sometimes through conversation; sometimes through pressure. However, we have seen no change or improvement in human rights violation issues and the lives of North Korean people. That, I believe, is because the North Korean policies have been based on the views and understanding of outsiders, not based on the people who have experienced the system first-hand. It is easy to think that by setting policies that target those at the top tier of the regime, who are the centre of absolute power, we would be able to save the North Korean society in its entirety. However, it is the normal people who can induce the real change in North Korea's dictatorial government in this kind of situation.


North Korean refugees living in all over the world, who escaped the country resisting the autocracy risking own lives, now must lead the movement to overthrow the last dictatorial regime on earth by standing together and awakening the North Korean people. Also, we need to show the international society that we have the power to do so.


Now, it is time for us to show the power through "Global North Korea Freedom Week"


The power of North Korean people! The power of North Korean refugees will make Kim Jong Un shiver.


With the aforementioned cause, the significance of the 1st Global North Korea Freedom Week lies in that the North Korean refugees organisations all over the globe will simultaneously show the world that we not only have the hope for improvement of human rights issues in North Korea and instigate a change in the regime, but we also have the power to make it happen.


I hope you can participate in the 1st Global North Korea Freedom Week and contribute to the movement that will help advance the change of North Korea.


Thank you.


KIM Joo-il


Secretary-general of International North Korean Association for Human Rights and Democracy cum President of Free NK Newspaper

 


        Date

 Event

 

Mon (14)

 

Tue (15)

Wed (16)

Thur (17)

Fri (18)

Sat (19)

Seminar

 

North Korean Human Rights Seminar

King's College

 

Time: 12:30

Korean Residents Society

 

Venue: Korean Community Centre

 

Time:18:00-19:00

 

University of Cambridge North Korean Human Rights Seminar and the Declaration of Human Rights

 

 INKAHRD, CDNK, Cambridge Korean Society2

 

 

North Korea Human Rights Film Festival

 

 

UNDER THE SUN

 

Free North Korea Association in the UK

 

Venue: Korean Culture Centre in the UK (WC2N 5JR)

 

Time: 17:00-19:00

 

 

 

 

North Korea Human Rights Photo Exhibition

Venue: In front of EU parliament building

 

Free North Korea Association in Belgium, North Korean Residents in Europe Society

 

Venue: In Canada

 

North Korean Refugees Association in Canada

 

Venue: In front of  North Korean Embassy in France

 

North Korean Refugees Association in France, Free North Korea Association in Belgium

Venue: University of Cambridge Seminar Venue

 

Free North Korea Association in the UK

Venue: Korean Culture Centre (UK)

 

Free NK (UK)

 

North Korea Human Rights Photo Exhibition

Venue: In front of EU parliament building

 

Free North Korea Association in Belgium, North Korean Residents in Europe Society

Venue: In Canada

 

North Korean Refugees Association in Canada

Venue: In front of  North Korean Embassy in France

 

North Korean Refugees Association in France, Free North Korea Association in Belgium

Venue: University of Cambridge Seminar Venue

 

Free North Korea Association in the UK

Venue: In front of International Criminal Court(ICC)

 

North Korean Society in Netherlands

       Date

 Event

 

Mon (14)

 

Tue (15)

Wed (16)

Thur (17)

Fri (18)

Sat (19)

Protest for North Korea Human Rights Improvement

Venue: In front of EU parliament building

 

 Free North Korea Association in Belgium, North Korean Residents in Europe Society

Against North Korean Nuclear Weapon

 

Venue: In front of Permanent Mission to the UN of North Korea in New York

 

North Korean Refugees Human Rights Association in US, Mission of Refugees in US

Venue: In front of  North Korean Embassy in France

 

North Korean Refugees Association in France, Free North Korea Association in Belgium

 

 

 

Announcing Statement

Joo-il Kim

 

International North Korean Association for Human Rights and Democracy (INKAHRD) (UK)

Soon-kyung Hong

 

Committee for the Democratisation of North Korea (CDNK) (Korea)

Man Seok Jang

 

Free North Korea Association in Belgium

Sung-min Kim

 

Free North Korea Radio (FNKR) (Korea)

Seok cheol Shin

 

North Korean Society in Netherlands

Min Bok Lee

 

Campaign For Helping North Korean in Direct Way (Korea)

Announcing Statement

Joo-il Kim

 

International North Korean Association for Human Rights and Democracy (INKAHRD) (UK)

Soon-kyung Hong

 

Committee for the Democratisation of North Korea (CDNK) (Korea)

Sun mi Choi

 

North Korean Refugees Association in France

Sung-min Kim

 

Free North Korea Radio (FNKR) (Korea)

Seokcheol Shin

 

North Korean Society in Netherlands

Min Bok Lee

 

Campaign For Helping North Korean in Direct Way (Korea)

Prayer Service for North Korea

 

Prayer Service for North Korea

 

Prayer Meeting for North Korea in UK (UK)

 

 

 

 

Talk – Human Rightsi in North Korea and Korean Unification

 

Korean Residents Society

 

Venue: Korean Community Centre

 

13:00-18:00

 

 

 

 

National Unification Advisory Council UK Chapter, CDNK, INKAHRD




Supporters and Friends


 


-  International North Korean Association for Human Rights and Democracy UK  headquarter


-  Committee for the Democartisation of North Korea (Korea)


-  North Korean Residents in Europe Society (Belgium)


-  North Korean Residents Society (UK)


-  North Korean Refugees Human Rights Association in US


-  Mission of Refugees in US


-  Prayer Meeting for North Korea in North Korea in UK


-  Free NK Newspaper (UK)


-  Free North Korean Association in Belgium


-  North Korean Society in Netherlands


-  North Korean Refugees Association in Germany


-  North Korean Refugees Association in France


-  North Korean Refugees Association in Canada


-  Campaign for Helping North Korean in Direct Way (Korea)


-  Free North Korea Radio (Korea)


-  National Unification Advisory Council UK Chapter


-  Korean Society, University of Cambridge


 



     Facebook Event Page for the University of Cambridge Seminar "We Escaped from North Korea" 


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      EVENTBRITE page for UNDER THE SUN screening event at Korean Culture Centre in London

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