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Suzanne Scholte and Han Ga Hee (North Korean Defector, Announcer and Sound Engineer for Free North Korea Radio), Testimony before House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, “Protecting North Korean Refugees” Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Han Ga Hee
Interview: The Daily Caller News Foundation: Meet The American Woman Helping North Korea’s Defectors (VIDEO)
One woman in Virginia has made it her mission to find people who have escaped North Korea’s totalitarian regime and can tell their story to inspire and liberate others.
Interview: Missiles, threats and sanctions: How should the United States respond to North Korea?
Article: Global Rescue Of North Korea Refugees Amid Nuclear Celebrations
Forum: “Death by China: China's Endgame Strategy - Leveraging US Capital and Research to Leapfrog America in Cyber, Military and Space Tech,” Dr. Greg Autry
Forum: “Working for Regime Change in North Korea Through Broadcasting & Other Means” - A North Korea Freedom Week Event with Defectors
Interview: American Family Radio's Washington Watch with CONGRESSMAN JIM JORDAN, MARK KRIKORIAN, SUZANNE SCHOLTE
On Thursday's edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, Sandy Rios guest host for Tony. In the first segment of the show, Congressman Jim Jordan joins Sandy to discuss the Russia investigation. In the third segment of the show, Mark Krikorian who is Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, joins Sandy to discuss Guidestar and the SPLC. In the fourth segment, Suzanne Scholte who is President of the Defense Forum Foundation and Chair of North Korea Freedom Coalition, talks with Sandy about Otto Warmbier and North Korea.
OPED: Honor Otto Warmbier By Helping Liberate North Koreans
I confess that I have not yet been able to process what Otto Warmbier and his family have had to endure this past year and a half. His homecoming and death continue to haunt me and so many of my colleagues in the North Korea human rights movement. What is it that makes Otto so different from other Americans who have been held by this regime? ...
Report: Free North Korea Radio Special Programs Broadcast into North Korea (pdf) in Korean (pdf)
I wanted to report to you on the responses received from North Koreans regarding the special programs weprepare here in the United States for broadcast to North Korea on Free North Korea Radio (FNKR).
Report: North Korea Freedom Week 2017 Acknowledgements
It is our great honor and pleasure to present to you the acknowledgements report for the 14th annual North Korea Freedom Week. NKFW’s success was a direct result of the many individuals and NGO leaders who make it happen and the powerful witnesses we hosted for the week. Honestly, it was very hard to proceed forward this year without our beloved co-chair, Kim Seong Min, founder and director of Free North Korea Radio. We found out not long before NKFW of his serious illness, and we ask everyone to continue to pray for his complete healing. Fortunately, Seong Min had already inspired and raised up a such tremendous delegation of leaders and eyewitnesses to participate in NKFW that everything went full speed ahead on the Korea side. On the USA side, we are very grateful to the many individuals and NGO leaders that hosted events, presented as expert speakers, and participated in the sessions that made their visit meaningful and successful.
Article: North Korean Defectors Say Kim Jong Un’s Chokehold on Information Access Is Weakening
North Korea has ramped up its campaign to control outside information in recent years, but several defectors now living in South Korea said the regime's censorship efforts are showing signs of wear amid increased penetration and discontent.
Article: Christian Orphans in North Korea Tortured for Their Faith in Jesus Christ
North Korean orphans are "tortured harshly" if it's discovered they're Christian, and the Chinese government is complicit is these atrocities, according to human rights activists and freedom advocates for North Korea.
Article: North Korea's Labor Camps: What we know about the country's political prisons
On Sunday, it was revealed that a U.S. citizen had been detained in North Korea, becoming the third such American currently held in the country.
Article: 'They are intentionally starved and worked to death': The horrific conditions in North Korean labor camps
The distraught pleadings of the American college student sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in a prison in North Korea for “crimes against the state” are sobering when considering the details of what such punishment normally entails.
Article: US foundation urges Trump to take action against occupation
US Western Sahara Foundation urged President Donald Trump to take action to end the illegal occupation of Western Sahara, stressing that King of Morocco Mohamed VI undermines the UN-sponsored self-determination process.
Article: New Hope for Solving Disappearance of US Student in China
David Sneddon, a Brigham Young University student, disappeared in 2004 in China while touring its Yunnan Province. As his parents wait for word of their son, who went missing in China more than a decade ago, there is a renewed push in Congress to search for him as suggestions emerge that he may be held against his will in North Korea.
Article: The Flow of Information Will Help Bring Down Kim Jong Un
One of the most high ranking North Korean officials to defect in decades is speaking out about how to bring down Kim Jung-Un's regime. Former North Korean deputy ambassador to London, Thae Yong Ho, says the continued flow of information into North Korea using radio broadcasts like Free North Korea Radio will help to educate and motivate the people of North Korea. The following story was featured on NPR's All Things Considered.
Press Release: Western Sahara: US-Western Sahara Foundation Welcomes ECJ Decision; Reaffirms Right to Self Determination
The US-Western Sahara Foundation heartily welcomes the European Court of Justice's recent ruling on the European Union's trade deal with Morocco and calls for the United Nations to follow through on the long promised referendum.
Article: DFF President Scholte Interview with The Politic, "The Second Escape: Human Rights Violations Reach Beyond the North Korean Border"
Recently Defense Forum Foundation President, Suzanne Scholte, sat down for an interview with Megan McQueen, from The Politic, to discuss human rights issues that haunt the people of North Korea, even after they flee from the country.
Report: Free North Korea Radio Christmas Broadcast
Free North Korea Radio was recently contacted by a listener living outside of the Korean Peninsula to let FNKR staff he enjoyed the Christmas Broadcast and that the program could be heard loud and clear all the way in Japan! The message is featured below, with the name of the listener struck out for privacy reasons.