Citizens' Alliance to Help Political Prisoners in North Korea

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Citizens' Alliance to Help Political Prisoners in North Korea also known as the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights.

"Reverend Benjamin Yoon, representative in Seoul of the nongovernmental Citizens' Alliance to Help Political Prisoners in North Korea." [1]

Conference

Reported in 2001 "The Second International Conference on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees was held on December 8 at Yonsei University in Seoul. The day-long conference, entitled "Human Rights Light to North Korea," was sponsored by the Citizen's Alliance to Help Political Prisoners in North Korea and the Legal Science Institute of Ewha Womans University. It was supported by Chosun Ilbo, the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, and the National Endowment for Democracy.

"The 200 participants included 20 international human rights experts and representatives from 17 foreign missions in Seoul. The keynote speech was given by NED president Carl Gershman. Other international speakers included Pierre Rigoulot (editor-in-chief, Les cahiers d'histoire sociale, France), Harald Maass (Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany), Alexander Epstein (barrister, Canada), and Jack Rendler (executive director, Aurora Foundation, United States). The meeting also featured the showing of a BBC documentary on the plight of orphans in North Korea entitled "Dispatches: Children of the Secret State." More information is available at www.chosun.com." [2]

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References

  1. Dark Time in North Korea Is Likely to Inspire Escapes, International Herald Tribune, accessed April 16, 2008.
  2. News and Notes, Journal of Democracy 12.2 (2001) 188-191, accessed April 16, 2008.