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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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‘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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PBS on Helping Hands Korea and North Korean Refugees

Watch North Korea Refugees on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. What’s wrong with this picture? 50 miles north of here is possibly the worst human rights situation, including Christian persecution, in the entire world, and here we … Continue reading

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“UN flags at half-mast to mark Kim’s funeral”—AFP

What’s wrong with this picture????? “Today should be a time for the UN to show solidarity with the victims — the millions of North Koreans brutalized by Kim’s merciless policies of starvation and oppression — and not with the perpetrators.”—UN Watch … Continue reading

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Hungarian Daily quotes HHK director on the Likelihood of a Revolt in North Korea

(Although a full translation of the Hungarian is not available, the following is the full answer Director Tim Peters gave the Metro journalist in English responding to “Will the North Korean people revolt following the death of Kim Jong-il?”  Peters:” … Continue reading

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North Korean’s tale of isolation, fear (CNN)

CNN’s Stan Grant has rare access to one man who tells his story of terror, starvation, and spies in isolated North Korea. WATCH: North Korean\’s tale of isolation and fear

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North Korean mourners, crying to survive?—CNN

“Many have asked whether the anguish is genuine. How could citizens mourn the passing of a totalitarian, such a gross abuser of human rights?      The answer may be found in the human rights abuses themselves.       … Continue reading

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Hope and uncertainty for N.K. charities after Kim’s death (Korea Herald)

Journalist Kirsty Taylor surveys NGO leaders related to North Korean humanitarian aid and human rights advocacy for their views on the impact of Kim Jong-il’s death on conditions for the average North Korean citizen.             … Continue reading

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North Korean defectors jubilant at tyrant Kim Jong-il’s demise (The Australian)

(Dec.21,2011)Rick Wallace, TOKYO Correspondent for The Australian contrasts the jubilation of North Korean defectors who’ve escaped North Korea with the hysteria accompanying regime-led mourning for the death of longstanding dictator, Kim Jong-il. Quotes from HHK Director in this article: “Tim … Continue reading

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