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현 정부의 북한인권운동 억압에 관하여
August 12, 2020


2020년 8월 12일

 

대한민국 대통령

문재인 각하

청와대

서울, 대한민국

 

현 정부의 북한인권운동 억압에 관하여:

저희 아래 서명인 개개인은 모두 대한민국과 미국의 좋은 관계와 강력한 동맹을 중요시 여기고 있습니다. 하지만 저희는 현 정부가 북한주민들을 구출하고, 교육 시키며, 보호하고 더욱더 향상된 삶을 살 수 있도록 도움을 주고 있는 북한인권운동단체들을 겨냥 함으로서 북한인권운동을 약화시키는 행동들에 관하여 진심으로 걱정이 앞서고 있습니다. 저희는 미 전 대통령 리차드 닉슨, 제럴드 포드, 지미 카터, 로널드 레이건, 조지 H.W. 부시, 빌 클린턴, 조지 W. 부시, 버락 오바마, 현 도널드 트럼프 대통령을 을 포함한 미 민주당과 공화당 정권에서 일을 하였던 개개인을 포함하고 있으며, 동시에 미 정치분야 전반에서 활동하고 있는 비영리단체들 또한 대표하고 있습니다. 저희 모두는 이 한가지 공통된 걱정아래 하나로 뭉치게 되었습니다: 특히 대한민국을 포함한 국제사회는 북한주민들의 인권을 지지해야하는 책임을 지니고 있습니다. 지난 2014년 2월, 유엔 북한인권조사위 조사단이 일전에 이러한 점을 말하였습니다: 국제사회는 반드시 북한주민들을 인도에 반하는 범죄들로부터 보호해야할 책임을 다하여야 합니다왜냐하면북한정권이 그렇게 해오고있지 않기 때문입니다.”

특히 유엔 북한인권조사위는 중국을 포함한 모든 나라들이 이와같이 하기를 권하였습니다: 농르풀망을 존중하며이와 관련하여강제로 북한주민들을 북한으로 다시 돌려보내는것을 삼가야 합니다.” 그리고 나라들재단들이와 연관된 회사들은 북한의  인권유린사태를 향상하기위해 북한인권실태를 기록하고 이렇게 기록된 정보들을 다른 나라들과 함께 공유할수 있도록 노력을 하는 시민사회단체들에 그들이 필요로하는 도움을 제공해야 합니다.”

이전의 대한민국 정부들과는 다르게, 현 정부는 북한의 인권을 향상시키고 대한민국에 있는 탈북민들을 도우기 위하여 노력하고 있는 시민사회단체들에 대한 지원을 중단한것뿐만 아니라 오히려 이러한 단체들이 활동을 하지 못하게 막아오고 있습니다. 그리고 나아가 현 정부는 예외적으로 탈북민 2명을 강제로 다시 위험이 도사리고 있는 북한으로 북송 하였습니다. 지난 7월 통일부가 발표한듯이 북한인권과 북한탈북민들이 대한민국에 잘 정착할 수 있도록 도움을 주는 단체 25곳에 관하여 조사를 하겠다고 한것, 그리고 추가로 64 곳의 공인된 비영리단체들에게 증명서류를 제출하라고 요구하는 것은 모두 이들이 간단히 북한인권을 위하여 일하고 있기 때문에 겨냥이 되었고 그러하기에 이들에게 위협이 가해지고 있다는 것을 보여주는 상당히 무서운 일입니다.

미국의 시민으로서 한국사람들을 향한 크나큰 존중을 지니고 있는 저희는, 현 정부가 현 정책들을 다시 고려하고 위험이 도사리고 있는 북한으로 다시 탈북민들을 강제로 북송하지 않고 북한인권단체들에게 위협을 가하고 방해를 하는 것인 아닌 이러한 단체들이 북한의 인권문제를 더 향상시킬수 있도록 도움을 주시기를 정중하게 요청합니다.

리차드 V. 앨런, 레이건 대통령 국가안보보좌관, 닉슨 대통령 부 국가안보보좌관 (김대중 전 대한민국 대통령 구출 도움)

로베르트 코헨, 카터 대통령 국무부 첫번째 인권부서 차관보

로버트 G. 조셉. 조지 W. 부시 대통령 무기 통제 및 국제안보 담당 국무부 차관

로버트 R. 킹 대사, 오바마 대통령 북한인권특사 

윈스턴 로드 대사, 포드 대통령 국무부 정책수립 국장, 닉슨 대통령 국가안보특보, 레이건 대통령 조지 H.W. 부시 대통령 미 중국 대사, 클린턴 대통령 미 국무부 차관보 

바튼 W. 마르코이스, 조지 W. 부시 대통령 미 국무부 에너지 정책 및 국제관계  차관보 장

타이들 W. 맥코이 의원, 레이건 대통령 미 공군 임시 장관, 미 공군 수석 장관  

토마스 C. 몽고메리, 조지 W. 부시 대통령 미 수출입 은행 의회관련업무 상무

앤드류 내트시오스, 조지 W. 부시 대통령 국제발전 기관 행정관

대니얼 파이프, 레이건 대통령 정책수립부서 

게얼 스미스, 클린턴 대통령 민주주의 인권 및 노동 미 국무부 차관보 장

캐트리나 란토스 스웨트, 오바마 정부 미 종교의자유 위원회 의장

크리스천 위튼, 트럼프 대통령 미 국무부 전략적 커뮤니케이션 수석 고문, 조지 W. 부시 대통령 북한인권 부 특사 

수잔 숄티, 디펜스포럼재단 대표, 그리고 비영리단체 40곳을 포함한 개개인으로 이루어진 연대

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