Press Conference commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement and demanding the development and discussion of human rights in North Korea
“We oppose a peace treaty with North Korea without development of human rights!”
- Date and time: Friday July 27th, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
- Location: Seoul Press Center Press Conference Room (City Hall Station Exit 4, 19th Floor)
- Host Organization: Justice For North Korea (JFNK)
Peter Jung, CEO of Justice for North Korea, a North Korean human rights organization, is holding a press conference with some international human rights activists on the 65th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement, July 27th, 2018, at Seoul Press Center at 10:00 a.m. to demand the that human rights be included in discussions with North Korea, and demand that North Korea develop more human rights.
The UN Commission of Inquiry Report on North Korean human rights was published in 2014 by the 25th United Nations Human Rights Council and it details how the North Korean regime violates human rights and forces its citizens to labor in order to create its nuclear weaponry.
Therefore any conversations with North Korea about their nuclear weapons must also include discussions on human rights at the same time, and the current human rights situation in the state must not be left out. It is critical to include human rights in any discussions about North Korea. We demand that any country that is involved in peace negotiations with North Korea must not forget North Korea’s 70 year history of committing crimes against humanity and abusing its own people.
Thank you for taking time to read this and we hope you can write many articles about our press conference.
Press Conference information
Main Host: CEO Peter Jung (JFNK)
Testimony: Director Han-Byeol Lee (Improving North Korean Human Rights Center)
“Save my Brother!”
Other Speakers: International Human Rights Activists from the U.S. and Australia
Performance: 10 people including North Korean Defectors
“Abolish North Korean Political Prison Camps!”
10:00 – 10:10 Introduction to the purpose of the conference
10:10 – 10:20 Introduction of Speakers and participants
10:20 – 10:35 Defector Testimony “Save my brother!” and Performance
10:35 – 10:55 Foreign Activists’ Speeches
10:55 – 11:00 Statement and Future Plans – UN COI Report International Campaign, etc.
11:00 – 11:15 Reporter Q&A
11:15 – 11:20 Closing
July 27th, 2018
Peter Jung, CEO of Justice for North Korea