Save North Korean Refugees Day 2015

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Background:
Ever since Kim Jong Eun came to power, his regime has worked aggressively to prevent North Koreans from escaping. The China-North Korea border is more dangerous today than ever before, which has made the cost of rescues grow astronomically along with a sharp decline in the number of refugees escaping. Complicit in the Kim regime’s reign of terror and crimes against humanity is Xi Jinping, China‚Äôs President, who flagrantly violates the international obligations China has made regarding refugees. China became a signatory to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol on September 24, 1982, which obligates China not to force North Koreans back to North Korea to face certain torture, certain imprisonment, and even execution.

Events Planned in Washington DC:

  • Afternoon – Delivery of Letter to Chinese Embassy
  • Evening – Lecture at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Evening – Dramatic Demonstration at the Van Ness / UDC Metro Station
  • 7:30 PM – Candlelight Vigil and Reading of the Names of refugees forced back by China in front of the Chinese Embassy

Times and meeting locations TBA.

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