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An estimated 3 million North Koreans have perished under North Korea's brutal dictatorial regime since the mid-1990s. Families continue to starve to death as the North Korean government withholds food rations to entire regions of the nation. The government arbitrarily detains, tortures, and executes its citizens, including children, in a large network of prison/labor camps. Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans have fled to China to survive, however they live in fear of forced repatriation, imprisonment, and possible execution after repatriation. Children whose parents have died or been separated from them wander the streets in search of food and protection. We must act now to bring relief!...

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Please Take Action Today!
We urge you to contact your U.S. Senator to express support for H.R. 757. The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2015 is a bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the enforcement of tough, targeted financial sanctions against the North Korea regime and its egregious human rights abuses, censorship, arms trade, weapons of mass destruction development, illicit activities, and cyberattacks.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

Tennessee Residents:
Please also call Senator Corker's office at:
202-224-3344.


Your voices are being heard!
On Thurs, July 9, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced a Senate version of the bill. Your continued support is needed!
Urge Congress to pass H.R. 757.

For more information about H.R. 757, click here.

 

Save North Korean Refugees Day, Sept 24, 2015
Please plan to join us for this critical worldwide annual event calling on China to end the forced repatriation of North Koreans. We are looking for country and city coordinators from all over the world to deliver a letter or petition to their local Chinese Embassy. For more information on how you can get involved, click here.



North Korea Freedom Week (April 26 - May 2, 2015)
  Thank you to all who participated in North Korea Freedom Week 2015!





Support Free North Korea Radio
FNKR is the award winning radio station, staffed by North Korean defectors, that is broadcasting into North Korea news, educational programs about democracy and human rights, accurate historical facts, other vital information, and hope to the isolated people in North Korea. According to independent surveys of North Koreans who have escaped, FNKR is the most popular radio program that has ever broadcast into North Korea. The FNKR website is also the most popular website in South Korea for information about North Korea. FNKR's founder and director, Kim Seong Min, has received international recognition for his work. He is the recipient of the 2009 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award from the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and the 2008 Media Award from Reporters Without Borders. FNKR needs your financial support to continue its crucial work.
To support this broadcast, individuals and organizations can make a tax deductible donation to the Defense Forum Foundation through www.defenseforumfoundation.org. For more info about Free North Korea Radio, click here.



Human Rights Day 2014
Dec 10, 2014. Call for Action Regarding the Fate of Nine North Korean Orphans, "Laos Nine", and Upcoming UN General Assembly Vote. For the Press Release, Statements, Testimonial by MJ, Letters, Photographs and to watch Video of the Press Conference, click here.




Read the Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (summary), published on Feb 7, 2014. The Commission has documented in detail the "unspeakable atrocities" committed and that continue in North Korea. The Report also includes in a letter from the Commission to Kim Jong-un, stating its intention to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court "to render accountable all those, including possibly yourself, who may be responsible for the crimes against humanity" referred to in the letter and the Report. The COI's 372 page detailed report is published at the U.N. Human Rights website. The U.N.'s press release, North Korea: UN Commission documents wide-ranging and ongoing crimes against humanity, urges referral to ICC, is also available here.


Laotian Government called to protect 9 North Korean orphans forced back to North Korea, June 5, 2013.

Let us not forget these young individuals! To read NKFC's report, press release, letters sent to the Laos Embassy and President Obama, and to view photos and video of our efforts on June 5, 2013, click here. Watch CNN's heartbreaking report, "Defectors agonizingly close to freedom sent back to North Korean nightmare," published on October 3, 2013.



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