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HRNK PRESS RELEASE: HRNK WELCOMES THE RELEASE OF 3 AMERICAN DETAINEES
May 09, 2018


The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) welcomes the release by the DPRK of American detainees Kim Dong-chul, Kim (Tony) Sang-duk, and Kim Hak-song. For them and their families, it is a time of rejoicing and healing. For HRNK and other human rights defenders, it is a time to remember the nationals of Japan, South Korea, and other countries who were abducted and are still held in North Korea. It is also a time to remember the 120,000 men, women, and children held in North Korea's political prison camps as well as political prisoners held at other unlawful detention facilities. To join the international community, the DPRK must dismantle and dispose of its nuclear weapons and missiles. But it is very important to remember that the release of foreign and South Korean abductees and the complete, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement of the North Korean political prison camps are an absolute priority if the DPRK wants to become a responsible member of the international community.

Greg Scarlatoiu

Executive Director
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 435
Washington, DC 20036
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North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda M. Oh, & Rosa P
Jul 22, 2021

"North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update" is the latest report under a long-term project employing satellite imagery analysis and former political prisoner testimony to shed light on human suffering in North Korea's prison camps.

Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of Korea: The Role of the United Nations" is HRNK's 50th report in our 20-year history. This is even more meaningful as David Hawk's "Hidden Gulag" (2003) was the first report published by HRNK. In his latest report, Hawk details efforts by many UN member states and by the UN’s committees, projects and procedures to promote and protect human rights in the DPRK.  The report highlights North Korea’s shifts in its approach

Embargoed until 12:01 a.m. February 25, 2021.  South Africa’s Apartheid and North Korea’s Songbun: Parallels in Crimes against Humanity by Robert Collins underlines similarities between two systematically, deliberately, and thoroughly discriminatory repressive systems. This project began with expert testimony Collins submitted as part of a joint investigation and documentation project scrutinizing human rights violations committed at North Korea’s short-

North Korea's Chŭngsan No. 11 Detention Facility
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Oh, & Rosa Park
Dec 21, 2020

This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery to shed light on human suffering in the DPRK (more commonly known as North Korea) by monitoring activity at political prison and detention facilities throughout the nation. This study endeavors to both establish a preliminary baseline report and detail activities observed during 2002–2020 at a detention facility variously identified by former prisoners and researchers as the “Chŭngsan No. 11

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