April 24th, 2013 - North Korean Defector's personal testimony, a profound look into the abysmal life in north korea
NKHR is inviting a North Korean Defector to come share his personal testimony about survival in North Korea, his time in a prison camp, escape to China, defection process to South Korea and the hardships he faced throughout his harrowing journey.
"Because people are deemed criminals in North Korea, they are then starved. But this does not take away from the fact that they are human. They also possess love, a conscience, morality, and a mind. They are just caught in the flow of evil, and are left to survive it if they can."
"It was almost as if we were no longer human beings, but more like goods being exchanged. I agonized over what would lie ahead. A worse feeling was realizing that the regime which virtually created our crimes to cover its own faults was treating us like beasts."
The event will include a Q&A session (in English & Korean) after the testimonial to answer your questions about the dangerous defection process and the abysmal human rights situation in North Korea.
All proceeds will go to rescuing six North Korean refugees who are trapped in temporary transit countries and desperately trying to make their way to safety in South Korea.
This event is a part of the 'North Korean Human Rights Refugee Rescue Fund' and all fees and donations will be used to support and save vulnerable North Korean refugees who are hiding in countries like China, still waiting to be rescued from the risk of repatriation and prison camps.
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Location: Tripti Fair Trade Cafe
Directions: Sinchon Stn. between exit 6-7 walking toward Sogang University about 5 mins walking
Mapo-gu, Nogosan-dong 107-61 Geumyong Bldg. 2 Fl
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
start: 14:00 // end: 16:00
Entrance Fee: 5,000 KRW
Seating is limited to the first 35 people who RSVP.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
We will be accepting donations during the event and people who donate 15,000 or more will receive a complimentary 'Thank you!' gift from NKHR for showing your support for human rights in North Korea and standing in solidarity with the refugees who have escaped, but are still living in fear of repatriation.
Our gift is a beautiful tumbler decorated by award winning children's artwork depicting the human rights abuses that children must endure in North Korea. The art illustrates the horror of North Korean prison camps, but also reveals hope for a better tomorrow.
We are a group of volunteers fundraising for NKHR (Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights) to rescue