Category Archives: Persecution Updates Worldwide

Religious, political and ethnic persecution is on the rise globally.Although our major focus is the plight of North Koreans in crisis,this section highlights similar trends of human rights abuses and persecution in other parts of the world.

“Two Nations Persecute North Korean Christians”Remarks by Tim Peters

The following remarks were given at the Seoul Press Center by HHK_Catacombs’ founder, Tim Peters on the occasion of the book release, entitled Persecution, co-authored by Pastor Peter Jung and Christian Activist, H.T. Kim on Thursday, July 25, 2013 “Two … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial: “Plight of North Koreans persists amid posturing”– HHK’s rescue activities highlighted

As last week’s abortive meeting between the two Koreas illustrated, the region’s foreign policy often seems to be at the mercy of Pyongyang’s irrational whims. This week, North Korea was at it again, proposing high-level talks with Washington just a … Continue reading

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ICNK coalition member, HHK lauds UN scrutiny of rampant North Korean human rights abuses: COI is established

ICNK (21.03.2013) – The International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK) today welcomes the establishment of a special, three-person UN Commission of Inquiry to examine rights abuses in North Korea by the UN Human Rights Council … Continue reading

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Forced Repatriation of NK Refugees discussed by Tim Peters at the invitation of the Henry Jackson Society, All Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea and CSW in London

All Party ParliamentaryGroup on North Korea ‘China’s Policy of Forced Repatriation of North Korean Refugees and Implications for International Law’ Tim Peters Founder, Helping Hands Korea 5 – 6pm, Tuesday 19th June 2012 Room U, Portcullis House, London, SW1A 2LW … Continue reading

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L.A.Times:American Missionary has his eyes trained on North Korea

Reporting from Seoul: It’s well after dark and Tim Peters leans forward to tell a story about poverty and North Korea. He’s surrounded by a dozen people at a gathering with the cozy atmosphere of a community college night class, the … Continue reading

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L.A.Times:’Chinese policy on North Korean defectors decried’

Seoul—Angry demonstrators staged a rally Tuesday near the Chinese Embassy here to protest China’s state security police for arresting dozens of North Korean defectors who face torture, imprisonment and even death if returned to their homeland. Read more:

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South Koreans protest China’s repatriation of North Korean refugees:Washington Times

SEOUL — A new kind of high-profile demonstrator gathered in Seoul on Tuesday to protest China’s forced repatriation of North Korean defectors: South Korean film, TV and music stars who enjoy massive popularity in China. ………”There is fear in South Korea that … Continue reading

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‘The new Kim of (north) Korea’ by Reshma Patil of HINDUSTAN TIMES

“……Tim Peters narrated how a network of activists plucked the defector and his family to safety. “There’s no way Kim Jong-un can be anything but a figurehead,” said Peters, American missionary and founder of Helping Hands Korea that last year … Continue reading

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Cry Freedom! HHK urges UK Parliament to enact policy changes related to North Korea’s religious persecution and protection of refugees in China

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Tim Peters on the Coerced Mourning for the Death of Kim Jong-il

“It is a painful thing to watch this outpouring of emotion for someone who has been one of the most terrible despots of the 20th and 21st centuries,” said Tim Peters, a Seoul-based American missionary who assists North Korean defectors … Continue reading

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