Archived News Information
--March 20, 2012: Symbolic Coffin Outside the White House. Dramatic plea to President Obama on the eve of his trip to Korea to intervene with President Hu to save North Korean Refugees. (Press Release)
--February 13, 2012: Coalition requests Obama and Biden to call upon China to stop repatriation of North Korean Refugees during talks with the China's Vice President Xl Jinpiing (View Press Release)
--April 2011: 8th Annual North Korea Freedom Week (April 24-30, 2011) in Seoul South Korea (View Report & Acknowledgements)
--January 19, 2011: Candlelight Vigil at the White House during President Hu's visit with President Obama
--Nov 30, 2010: Fighters for a Free North Korea launched balloons from the DMZ in South Korea. They carried 200,000 leaflets, 500 DVDs, and 1000 $1.00 bills to North Korea. (Yonhap News article, Korean text)
--Oct 2010: Dr. Suzanne Scholte's eulogy at Hwang Jang-yop's funeral. Hwang was the highest ranking North Korean to defect to South Korea. Scholte hosted Hwang's visit to Washington, D.C. in 2003, at which time he testified before Congress. (View Video)
--Oct 10, 2010: Balloon Launch on the 65th anniversary of North Korea's Workers' Party. Kim Jong Un also made his public debut on this day at a lavish parade in North Korea. (Chosunilbo article) (Associated Press article)
--Sept 23, 2010: NKFC's Second Annual Save North Korean Refugees Day, Washington, D.C., included Protest Rally at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. (View video) and a Hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission: Escaping North Korea - The Plight of Defectors: (View Witness Testimonies) (Korea Times DC article)
--Aug 11, 2010: NKFC Sends Letter to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation requesting removal of the statue of Stalin (View Letter)
--July 2010: Korean Church Coalition for North Korea Freedom holds events in Washington, D.C. (KCC)
--June 10, 2010: Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation's Third Annual Commemoration. We joined Dr. Lee Edwards and the representatives of many nations to remember the 100 million victims of communism by laying a wreath on behalf of the people of North Korea at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation's third annual commemoration. While there were countries represented like the Czech Republic and Poland that are now free, we must remember and fight to help those people who still live under this tyranny. As we laid the wreath for the North Korean people to remember those millions killed by Kim Il Song and Kim Jong-il, we wore yellow and blue ribbons for the South Koreans and the Japanese who have been abducted by this regime and a black ribbon for the South Korean sailors, among the most recent victims of Kim's tyranny. (View Foundation's website)
--June 2010: Appointment of the new U.N. Special Rapporteur for NK human rights is Marzuki Darusman of Indonesia (View Yonhap News article)
--April 2010: To read about our 7th Annual North Korea Freedom Week. (View Report & Acknowledgements) This was the first year to hold NKFW in Seoul, South Korea.
--March 30, 2010: Protest at the Chinese Embassy to Save North Korean Refugees (3505 International Place, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008.), led by the Pyongyang Musical Group to protest against China's violent treatment of North Korean refugees. The Pyongyang Musical Group is a visiting group of North Korean defectors who have been performing in the USA at churches to raise awareness of the North Korean human rights issues. Most of them escaped to freedom through China and they want to continue to raise awareness of the suffering that refugees undergo especially female refugees.
--March 2010: PSCORE: North Koreans Life: inside and out: Georgetown University (PSCORE website)
--Feb 2010: Free North Korea Radio Interviews of North Korean citizens: Voices from Inside-Voice of the People (View transcript)
--Jan 27, 2010: New York Times
: Books of the Times (View article)
--Dec 30, 2009: Press Release: North Korea Freedom Coalition Appeals for Humanitarian Consideration for American Robert Park (View press release)
--Dec 10, 2009: Kim Seung Min, founder of Free North Korea Radio, wins the 2009 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award (View article)
--Dec 9, 2009: NKFC Sends Letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon (View letter)
--April 2009: North Korea Freedom Week 2009 (View Report & Acknowledgements)
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