SNKR Day 2016 News

Some examples of Press Coverage of Save North Koreans Day:

Mexico City:

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/people/2016/09/178_214933.html

Chicago:

http://www.progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2016/09/23/chicagos-korean-american-community-rallies-condemn-north-koreas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM0TF0Cut1s&feature=youtu.be

South Korea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huQkGpDQ2Jc

https://www.facebook.com/sbsinteveningnews/?fref=nf

Free North Korea Radio:

http://www.fnkradio.com/board.php?board=newfnkb101&config=&command=body&no=14949&

Washington:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/save-north-korean-refugees-day-24-chinese-embassies-face-protests-for-repatriating-defectors-to-their-death-170014/

Peter Kang (Vice Chair of NKFC) authored the articles below

London:

https://forbinfull.org/2016/09/23/north-korea-and-human-rights-a-state-of-denial/

http://www.csw.org.uk/2016/09/22/report/3263/article.htm

http://www.csw.org.uk/2016/09/23/press/3265/article.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ben/north-korea-human-rights_b_12142096.html

Background: Save North Korean Refugees Day (SNKRD) was established in 2009 by the North Korea Freedom Coalition to raise attention of the inhumane and illegal repatriation policy of the People’s Republic of China.  It has been held during the third week of September to recognize the date of September 24, 1982 when China became a signatory to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol. China violates this international agreement each time it forcefully repatriates a North Korean citizen back to North Korea, knowing that these North Koreans will be subjected to certain torture, imprisonment and public execution.

NGOs joining the North Korea Freedom Coalition as coordinators and/or organizing events included:  The French Committee to Help the North Korea Population, Council for Human Rights in North Korea Canada, CSW-UK, Free North Korea Radio, North Korea Strategy Center, Jubilee Campaign Netherlands, Christians in Crisis, Korea Freedom Alliance, NKFC-Mexico, Africa Solidarity for Sahrawi and North Korean Associates in the USA.

The North Korea Freedom Coalition is a nonpartisan coalition founded in 2003 to work for the freedom, human rights, and dignity of the North Korea people. The Coalition has over 70 public member organizations representing millions of American, South and North Korean, and Japanese citizens as well as other nations. Additionally, private members provide humanitarian relief inside North Korea and members in China and other nations that feed, shelter, and rescue North Korean refugees. To learn more about NKFC, please visit www.nkfreedom.org.