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Thursday, April 03, 2008

North Korea Freedom Week 2008: April 26 – May 3

Various events will take place in Washington, D.C. for North Korea Freedom Week 2008, scheduled for April 26 to May 3. The weeklong series of events is intended to support freedom, human rights, and dignity for the people of North Korea. Taking place before the Olympics, these events are crucial, as there has been an increase in China’s arrests and repatriations of North Korean refugees. Moreover, due to their improved access to information from the outside world, it is especially important that North Koreans know that they are being thought of and spoken for.

The week’s events will begin on April 26 at noon with an international protest against China’s violent repatriation of refugees from North Korea. Another notable event will take place on April 29: an 11 a.m. concert by the Pyongyang Musical Mission Troupe and the Seoul Presbyterian Church Praise Band, followed by a noontime Capital Hill rally featuring Members of Congress, NGO leaders, and North Korean defectors.

For more information about North Korea Freedom Week 2008 and the North Korea Freedom Coalition, click here.


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