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HRNK NEWSLETTER: January–March 2017
April 18, 2017


HRNK NEWSLETTER:

January–March 2017

"We will ultimately see an end to the oppression of human rights in North Korea. When that happens, HRNK will have an honored place among those who have worked for human rights for the people of North Korea." 

​-Justice Michael Kirby 
Chief Commissioner, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK
​Retired Justice, Supreme Court of Australia
 

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The first quarter of 2017 provided numerous opportunities to research, investigate, and spread awareness about North Korean human rights issues. We discussed North Korean human rights issues in a variety of fora for a total of 27 separate events. HRNK has published and spoken at various events in honor of International Women's Day to specifically focus on the increased repression of women in North Korea.  Media outlets, including BBC, CNN, The Washington Post, Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, KBS, and Yonhap News Agency, prominently featured our work. Our friends’ and supporters’ continued commitment to investigating and revealing the truth about the North Korean human rights situation has been reinforced in the past three months. Thank you very much for your support. 

THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2019.

THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019. Lost Generation: The Health and Human Rights of North Korean Children, 1990–2018 is a nearly thirty-year study monitoring the health and human rights conditions of North Korean children. “Health” is defined by the World Health Organization as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of dis

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019.

North Korea’s Long-term Re-education through Labor Camp (Kyo-hwa-so) No. 4 at Kangdong
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Mortwedt Oh, an
Jun 20, 2019

This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery to shed light on human suffering in North Korea by monitoring activity at prison facilities throughout the nation. This study details activity observed during the past 15 years at a prison facility identified by escapees and researchers as “Kyo-hwa-so No. 4, Kangdong” (39.008838° 126.153277°) and endeavors to establish a preliminary baseline report of the facility.