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North Korean Refugee Rescue

Dear all who support and are concerned about North Korean refugees,

Free the North Korea Gulag wants to deliver news about eight defectors whom we rescued last year with the help of the Japanese NGO, “Life Funds for North Korean Refugees.”

Ms. Jung, a middle-aged woman from Hamkyung Province, escaped from North Korea in March 2007. She had lived in fear of being caught in China for six years and was able to come to South Korea with our help on July 23rd, 2013. Another woman, Ms. Han, a woman in her 30s from Hamkyung Province, escaped from North Korea in September 2011 and also entered South Korea on July 23rd, 2013.

Mr. Shin, who is from Hamkyung Province, escaped from North Korea in May 2013 with his two sons. The sons, who are both in their 20s, carried their father, whose feet were amputated because of frostbite, on their back and successfully escaped from North Korea. With our help, they were able to arrive in South Korea on July 25th, 2013.

The oldest woman among these defectors, Nam-soon Jung, escaped from North Korea to spend the rest of her life in freedom and happiness. While she was wandering around China to find a way to go to South Korea, she received help from us and finally came to South Korea. Also, a female defector, Ms. Choi, who suffered a lot in China after being trafficked, finally arrived in South Korea. These two women sent us a letter of gratitude last February.

Currently, they all graduated Hanawon and are now living a life of freedom.

Another defector, Ms. Shin, was rescued from Thailand and entered South Korea on December 5th, 2013. She will soon graduate from Hanawon.

Free the North Korea Gulag will continue to rescue defectors who are living in hiding in China this year so they enjoy freedom and human rights.

Currently, Free the North Korea Gulag has received rescue requests from four defectors in China. These female defectors including two sisters in their 20s were forced to come to China by human trafficker. We are trying to rescue them but rescue funds are insufficient. Please help these defectors to safely come to South Korea and enjoy freedom and happiness. Your interest in our cause can save precious lives.

 

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