The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) seeks to raise awareness about human rights conditions in North Korea through research and reports. #HRNKUS

The U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) seeks to raise awareness about conditions in North Korea and to publish research focusing world attention on human rights abuses in that country. At the same time, the Committee is trying to find creative solutions for improving human rights in North Korea.

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ROK Blue House spokesperson Park Kyung-mi: "It is difficult for the Pope to move around in the winter, as he comes from ...
11/03/2021
"'교황 방북' 여전히 회의적...성사된다면 억류 한국인 석방에 영향력 발휘해야"

ROK Blue House spokesperson Park Kyung-mi: "It is difficult for the Pope to move around in the winter, as he comes from Argentina, a warm country."

HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu: "Do you realize they have ski resorts in Argentina?"

https://www.voakorea.com/a/6297246.html

프란치스코 교황이 문재인 한국 대통령에게 방북 의사를 밝힌 것으로 알려졌지만, 워싱턴에선 여전히 가능성이 희박하다는 전망이 나옵니다. 방북이 성사된다면, 북한의 한국인 억류 문제와 종교 박해 실태를 제기해 달라는 목...

“VOA Coverage of UN Special Rapporteur’s Quintana HRNK Speaking Event”Watch it here ⬇️https://youtu.be/adBj2yMuni8?t=460
10/29/2021
[VOA 모닝뉴스] 2021년 10월 28일

“VOA Coverage of UN Special Rapporteur’s Quintana HRNK Speaking Event”

Watch it here ⬇️
https://youtu.be/adBj2yMuni8?t=460

“미국·한국 ‘이견’…‘종전선언’ 지나친 기대 제동” / “종전선언…미국·한국 ‘다른 관점’ 가질 수 있어” / “일본 ‘북한 미사일’ 규탄…‘납북 일본인’ 해결 촉구” / “중국 ‘탈북민 문제 제기 말라’…유엔 보...

This essay by Roberta Cohen, Co-Chair Emeritus of HRNK, draws attention to the risks facing political prisoners as the f...
10/15/2021
IN TIMES OF FOOD SCARCITY IN NORTH KOREA, FOOD-DEPRIVED POLITICAL PRISONERS SHOULD BE A PRIORITY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

This essay by Roberta Cohen, Co-Chair Emeritus of HRNK, draws attention to the risks facing political prisoners as the food situation in North Korea worsens.

Restrictions imposed by North Korea in response to Covid-19 have resulted in the withdrawal of most, if not all, international humanitarian staff from the country. As humanitarian aid to North Korea resumes, special attention should be paid to reaching the most vulnerable group in that country—those who are detained in political prison camps. Now is the time to plan steps that could be taken to better protect vulnerable populations in North Korea, who face serious risks due to lack of access to adequate food and medical care.

This essay is based on an affidavit prepared by the author for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and International Bar Association’s forthcoming Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Detention Centers.

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CNN's Brian Todd interviews Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu, addressing reports on North Korea using Netflix's new hi...
10/14/2021
See how North Korea is seizing on Netflix's new hit show - CNN Video

CNN's Brian Todd interviews Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu, addressing reports on North Korea using Netflix's new hit series "Squid Game" to attack "beastly" capitalism in South Korea.

"Pyongyang doth protest too much."

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/10/14/north-south-korea-squid-game-capitalism-todd-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn

CNN's Brian Todd reports on North Korea using Netflix's new hit series "Squid Game" to attack "beastly" capitalism in South Korea.

North Korea’s Political Prison Camp, Kwan-li-so No. 25, Estimated to Hold Between 2500 and 5000 Prisoners… U.N. Secretar...
10/12/2021

North Korea’s Political Prison Camp, Kwan-li-so No. 25, Estimated to Hold Between 2500 and 5000 Prisoners… U.N. Secretary-General Insists that the Camps be Closed.

VOA article translated by Audrey Gregg, HRNK Research intern. Access it below ⬇️
https://www.voakorea.com/a/6257109.html%20/h

Access our report on North Korea’s Political Prison Camp, Kwan-li-so No. 25, written by Joseph S. Bermudez in collaboration with HRNK here ⬇️
https://www.hrnk.org/uploads/pdfs/Bermudez_KLS25_FINAL.pdf

VOA Article, “North Korea has the Highest Work-Related Mortality Rate in the World.”Translation of this article was done...
10/06/2021
유엔 "북한, 노동 관련 사망률 세계에서 가장 높아"

VOA Article, “North Korea has the Highest Work-Related Mortality Rate in the World.”

Translation of this article was done by Audrey Gregg, HRNK Research Intern.

Read it here ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Yo2Xm0

북한이 세계에서 노동 관련 사망률이 가장 높은 나라로 나타났다고 유엔 기구들이 공동 보고서에서 밝혔습니다. 미국 전문가들은 북한의 노동 환경이 주민들에게 육체적으로 큰 부담을 주고 있다고 지적했습니다.

Our latest report on North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No. 25 has been released.  Access the online version here ➡️ ht...
10/05/2021

Our latest report on North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No. 25 has been released. Access the online version here ➡️https://www.hrnk.org/uploads/pdfs/Bermudez_KLS25_FINAL.pdf

Our latest report on North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No. 25 has been released. Access the online version here ➡️https://www.hrnk.org/uploads/pdfs/Bermudez_KLS25_FINAL.pdf

HRNK Summer Research Interns celebrated their last day in the office. Thank you to all of our interns for their hard wor...
08/20/2021

HRNK Summer Research Interns celebrated their last day in the office. Thank you to all of our interns for their hard work and dedication!

HRNK Summer Research Interns celebrated their last day in the office. Thank you to all of our interns for their hard work and dedication!

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Audrey Gregg. Learn more about Audrey below. ⬇️
08/18/2021

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Audrey Gregg. Learn more about Audrey below. ⬇️

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Michelle Dang. Learn more about Michelle below. ⬇️Read: Michelle's YPWP pie...
08/13/2021

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Michelle Dang. Learn more about Michelle below. ⬇️

Read: Michelle's YPWP piece, "Indispensable: U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights in North Korea" ➡️ https://bit.ly/2TSBVBl

"North Korea in Crisis, Deploying Armed Guards at Farm Fields and Operating Quarantine Camps" (매일경제)Original article ➡️ ...
08/11/2021

"North Korea in Crisis, Deploying Armed Guards at Farm Fields and Operating Quarantine Camps" (매일경제)

Original article ➡️ https://bit.ly/3iAqzeM
Translated by HRNK Research Intern, Doohyun Kim

"Why the Number of North Korean Refugees in the United States is So Low" by Eric Ryu, HRNK Research InternREAD ➡️ https:...
08/11/2021

"Why the Number of North Korean Refugees in the United States is So Low" by Eric Ryu, HRNK Research Intern

READ ➡️ https://bit.ly/3fRMpII

🖊️ Katty Chi Young Professionals Writing Program: Empowering the next generation of North Korea experts.

"Why the Number of North Korean Refugees in the United States is So Low" by Eric Ryu, HRNK Research Intern

READ ➡️ https://bit.ly/3fRMpII

🖊️ Katty Chi Young Professionals Writing Program: Empowering the next generation of North Korea experts.

“North Korean Prison-Labor Camp ‘Sŭngho-ri' Suspected of Forcing Its Prisoners to Attach Eyebrows to Dolls - Those Who D...
08/10/2021

“North Korean Prison-Labor Camp ‘Sŭngho-ri' Suspected of Forcing Its Prisoners to Attach Eyebrows to Dolls - Those Who Don’t Reach Their Quota Are Tortured” (VOA Korea)

HRNK's 3D model of the Pokchŏng-ni Detention Facility is featured. Read below. ⬇️

Translated by HRNK Research Intern, Jason Yoo
Original article ➡️ https://bit.ly/3CeCWF9

"Former U.S. officials, "Cuban protests probably scare Kim Jong-un… No dictatorship lasts forever." (VOA Korea)HRNK Exec...
08/09/2021

"Former U.S. officials, "Cuban protests probably scare Kim Jong-un… No dictatorship lasts forever." (VOA Korea)

HRNK Executive Director @GregScarlatoiu, HRNK Co-Chair Emeritus Roberta Cohen, and Ambassador and HRNK Board Member Robert King are quoted.

Read below ⬇️
Original article ➡️ https://bit.ly/3jmbDj

Translated by HRNK Research Intern, Grace Shin

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern Veronica Coffey. Learn more about Veronica below. ⬇️
08/09/2021

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern Veronica Coffey. Learn more about Veronica below. ⬇️

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Lauren Morrison. Learn more about Lauren below. ⬇️
08/06/2021

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Lauren Morrison. Learn more about Lauren below. ⬇️

HRNK's latest report, "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri - Update," is featured ...
08/06/2021

HRNK's latest report, "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri - Update," is featured by Kim Myong-song, 조선일보.

Read below ⬇️
Original article ➡️ https://bit.ly/37mM4cp

Translated by HRNK Research Intern, Irene Kang

"WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA" by Seshni Moodley, HRNK Research InternREAD ➡️ https://bit.ly/3fAC5VA🖊️ Katty Chi Young ...
08/05/2021

"WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA" by Seshni Moodley, HRNK Research Intern

READ ➡️ https://bit.ly/3fAC5VA

🖊️ Katty Chi Young Professionals Writing Program: Empowering the next generation of North Korea experts.

"WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA" by Seshni Moodley, HRNK Research Intern

READ ➡️ https://bit.ly/3fAC5VA

🖊️ Katty Chi Young Professionals Writing Program: Empowering the next generation of North Korea experts.

"Human Rights Abuses at North Korean Labor Camps are Serious ... North Korea Must Allow International Monitors" from Rad...
08/05/2021

"Human Rights Abuses at North Korean Labor Camps are Serious ... North Korea Must Allow International Monitors" from Radio Free Asia Korean

Last month, HRNK held an event for the release of its newest report, “North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri - Update."

Read more ⬇️

Original article ➡️ https://bit.ly/3xmEYz9

Translated by HRNK Research Intern, Audrey Gregg

"INDISPENSABLE: U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA" by Michelle Dang, HRNK Research InternREAD ➡️ https:...
08/03/2021

"INDISPENSABLE: U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA" by Michelle Dang, HRNK Research Intern

READ ➡️ https://bit.ly/2TSBVBl

🖊️ Katty Chi Young Professionals Writing Program: Empowering the next generation of North Korea experts

"INDISPENSABLE: U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA" by Michelle Dang, HRNK Research Intern

READ ➡️ https://bit.ly/2TSBVBl

🖊️ Katty Chi Young Professionals Writing Program: Empowering the next generation of North Korea experts

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Emalyn Atkins. Learn more about Emalyn below.
08/02/2021

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Emalyn Atkins. Learn more about Emalyn below.

Today is the UN’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. HRNK calls for continued human rights-based efforts to comba...
07/30/2021

Today is the UN’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. HRNK calls for continued human rights-based efforts to combat trafficking in persons, especially women and children, in North Korea and China.

Today is the UN’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. HRNK calls for continued human rights-based efforts to combat trafficking in persons, especially women and children, in North Korea and China.

07/28/2021
www.davidalton.net

HRNK's latest report, "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri - Update," is featured by Lord (David) Alton.

Read ➡️ https://bit.ly/3BADuET

A new op-ed highlights the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on North Korea's recent report."This new report is a wak...
07/28/2021
Pope must not allow himself to be propaganda tool for North Korea - UCA News

A new op-ed highlights the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on North Korea's recent report.

"This new report is a wake-up call: nothing has changed, little has been done and there is much, much more to do," writes Benedict Rogers.

Read more ➡️ https://bit.ly/3zz2Q4c

If Pope Francis visits Pyongyang, he should try to break through the wall of isolation that surrounds Kim Jong-un’s brutal regime

Today marks 68 years since the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu was fe...
07/27/2021
China has a yen for North Korea. Greg Scarlatoiu, @GregScarlatoiu, @committeehrnk; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.

Today marks 68 years since the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu was featured on The John Batchelor Show where he stated, "The armistice is just a temporary arrangement. We must get beyond just an armistice. Koreans must find the road to reconciliation, peace, and unification. That can happen only under a free, democratic, prosperous, market economy, capitalist Republic of Korea. Not under Kim family regime terms."

Listen ➡️ https://bit.ly/3kYyW5r

An episode by The John Batchelor Show

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Jason Yoo. Learn more about Jason below. ⬇️
07/26/2021

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Jason Yoo. Learn more about Jason below. ⬇️

From Human Rights Watch: "China Restarts Forced Returns of Refugees to North Korea"Recently, China forcibly returned nea...
07/26/2021
China Restarts Forced Returns of Refugees to North Korea

From Human Rights Watch: "China Restarts Forced Returns of Refugees to North Korea"

Recently, China forcibly returned nearly 50 North Korean refugees. Once returned to North Korea, refugees face torture, imprisonment, s*xual violence, and forced labor.

Read more ➡️ https://bit.ly/3i18Fl3

Concerns among relatives spiked last week when Chinese authorities forcibly returned nearly 50 North Korean refugees who now face torture, imprisonment, s*xual violence, and forced labor.

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Margaret Gillett. Learn more about Margaret below. ⬇️
07/23/2021

Intern Spotlight: Meet HRNK Research Intern, Margaret Gillett. Learn more about Margaret below. ⬇️

HRNK's latest report, "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri," by Joseph S. Bermudez...
07/23/2021

HRNK's latest report, "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri," by Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Mortwedt Oh, and Rosa Park provides an update on North Korea's Pokchŏng-ni detention facility.

Read or download ➡️ https://bit.ly/36UDqSw

A 3D model of the Pokchŏng-ni Detention Facility, Long-Term Prison Labor Facility No. 8 is available to view now.

YouTube ➡️ https://bit.ly/3y0X4rB

Interactive 3D Model, provided by Nathan J. Hunt ➡️ bit.ly/2V3z20O

HRNK's latest report, "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri," by Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Mortwedt Oh, and Rosa Park provides an update on North Korea's Pokchŏng-ni detention facility.

Read or download ➡️ https://bit.ly/36UDqSw

A 3D model of the Pokchŏng-ni Detention Facility, Long-Term Prison Labor Facility No. 8 is available to view now.

YouTube ➡️ https://bit.ly/3y0X4rB

Interactive 3D Model, provided by Nathan J. Hunt ➡️ bit.ly/2V3z20O

VOA's Kim Youngyo on HRNK's July 22 report launch:https://www.voakorea.com/korea/korea-politics/north-korea%E2%80%99s-pr...
07/23/2021
"북한 승호리 교화소서 중국 수출용 인형 눈썹 작업 의심…목표 미달하면 고문도"

VOA's Kim Youngyo on HRNK's July 22 report launch:

https://www.voakorea.com/korea/korea-politics/north-korea%E2%80%99s-prison-camps-suspected-manufacturing-parts-dolls-exported

북한 평양 인근 승호리 교화소에서 중국으로 수출되는 인형에 눈썹을 붙이는 작업이 이뤄지고 있는 것으로 의심된다는 민간단체 보고서가 나왔습니다. 목표를 달성하지 못하면 고문을 당하기도 한다고 지적했습니다. 김영교 .....

🔴 LIVE NOW: "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri - Update," with HRNK Executive Di...
07/22/2021

🔴 LIVE NOW: "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri - Update," with HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu and HRNK Senior Adviser and Imagery Analyst, Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr.

Watch live ➡️ https://bit.ly/3kOTP2P

🔴 LIVE NOW: "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri - Update," with HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu and HRNK Senior Adviser and Imagery Analyst, Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr.

Watch live ➡️ https://bit.ly/3kOTP2P

Join HRNK tomorrow @ 11 am - 12 pm EDT for the launch of our new report, "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility ...
07/21/2021

Join HRNK tomorrow @ 11 am - 12 pm EDT for the launch of our new report, "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update," with HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu and HRNK Senior Adviser and Imagery Analyst, Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr.

RSVP ➡️ https://bit.ly/36UI0A5

Join HRNK tomorrow @ 11 am - 12 pm EDT for the launch of our new report, "North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update," with HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu and HRNK Senior Adviser and Imagery Analyst, Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr.

RSVP ➡️ https://bit.ly/36UI0A5

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