Defector Panel on North Korea Freedom and Human Rights

Date & Time: 
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
KEI, No Chain, and Woorihana present:

Defector Panel on North Korea Freedom
and Human Rights
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

KEI Conference Facility 
1800 K St NW | Suite 1010

Last fall, North Korean human rights organizations led by No Chain hosted the Biit Film Festival in Washington, DC. "Biit" is the Korean word for light, symbolizing the need to shed light on the North Korean situation by increasing the flow of information into the DPRK as well as increasing awareness about the abuses North Koreans suffer under the Kim Jong-un regime. With that theme in mind, No Chain and Woorihana have brought this group of three North Korean defectors to Washington, DC to share their stories and raise awareness of the human rights situation in North Korea.

Please join KEI, No Chain and Woorihana for a discussion of how outside information affected the lives of the three panelists, and how the voices of defectors can be amplified to help people better understand the North Korean human rights situation.
Introductory Remarks By: 

Mark Tokola
Vice President
Korea Economic Institute of America

Featuring North Korean Defectors:

Lee Cheol Ho
Former overseas labor force manager in Malaysia

 Lee Ujin
Former 'kotjebi' and part of the 'jangmadang' (market) generation
Choi Min Kyeong
Former victim of human trafficking in China, forced repatriation & incarceration in a labor prison camp

Moderated by: 

Henry Song
North America Director
No Chain

Lunch will be provided.

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