2014 Human Rights Day
Call for Action Regarding the Nine Repatriated North Korea Orphans
On Human Rights Day, December 10, 2014, the North Korea Freedom Coalition called for specific action by the governments of China and Laos, the countries responsible for repatriating nine North Korean orphans on May 27, 2013, as well as the United Nations and the United States Congress, after credible reports have emerged that the nine orphans may have been killed in North Korea.
The Coalition released a statement from MJ, the missionary who sheltered the orphans, specific information about each orphan, along with letters to China, Laos, the United Nations, Russia, and the U.S. Senate delineating specific actions to be taken to address the atrocious violation of human rights that continues in North Korea. A Press Conference was held on Dec 10, 2014 @ 2PM at 2255 Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C. For more information, please view the video and review the documents below.
> Press Release
> Statement by Suzanne Scholte, Chairman of North Korea Freedom Coalition
> Statement from Congressman Ed Royce
> Statement from MJ, the missionary who cared for the nine orphans prior to repatriation
> Photographs of the nine young persons repatriated on May 27, 2013
> Information about each of the nine young persons
> Letter to President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China
> Letter to President Lt. Gen. Choummaly Sayasone of Laos
> Letter to His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
> Letter to President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of the Russian Federation
> Letter to the Honorable Bob Menendez and Bob Corker, Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee