Chin Activist in Burma,Victor Biak Lian,Receives 2010 St. Stephen’s Prize In Norway

November 2010 (Chinland Guardian): Chin human rights and democracy activist, Victor Biak Lian, was yesterday awarded St. Stephen’s Prize 2010 by the Norwegian Mission to the East (NMTE) in recognition of his magnificent contributions to democracy, human rights and national reconciliation in Burma in a ceremony held at the Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, …

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North Korean dictator-in-waiting linked to deadly artillery attack–Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/world/north-korean-dictatorinwaiting-linked-to-deadly-artillery-attack-20101123-185p1.html NORTH KOREA has burnished the leadership credentials of its 26-year-old dictator-in-waiting with a deadly artillery attack on South Korean territory, causing its neighbour to return fire and scramble F-16 fighters. Two South Korean marines died, and at least 12 were wounded. There were reports of civilian injuries and houses were set ablaze as scores …

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The Agony and Ecstasy of North-South Family Reunions–View from HHK in Breaking News from The Australian

“Seoul-based refugee advocate Tim Peters, who runs Helping Hands Korea, said that of the 1 million families separated by the war, the North allowed just a trickle of people to be reunited and sometimes the participants were left feeling hollow afterwards.

“There’s a pattern that after being separated for 55 years and meeting for just a few minutes, many times these folk plunge into a real depression because they know they will never see (their families) again,” said Mr Peters, whose organisation helps refugees who escape the North.”

NYT-‘South Korea Sends Food Aid to North’-Gov’t to Gov’t Strategy Questioned by HHK Founder

October 25, 2010 South Korea Sends Food Aid to North By MARK McDONALD SEOUL, South Korea — Freighters carrying aid shipments of rice and instant noodles left for North Korea on Monday in what analysts said could be an important step in the easing of tensions between the two Koreas. It was the first food …

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Independent (UK):What is Disneyland? Out of North Korea, into the real world

“Their (North Korean refugees’) plight is one of the lesser-known modern tragedies, says Rev Tim Peters, the founder of the Seoul-based humanitarian group Helping Hands Korea. “They’re traumatised from escaping the North and living in China.” Many have been refugees for months or years. They have no rights. Some have been caught and sent back …

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9/13/10 Dr. Andrei Lankov’s Comments on the Delayed KPA Congress in Pyongyang

By its nature, media is supposed to report events, especially those events which are seen as important or unusual. When elections are held, terrorists bomb an airliner or an UFO is spotted over New York, those are news. The media outlets usually remain silent when an airliner safely arrives and no Martians are seen walking …

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