Invitation to Press Briefing
Modern Day Slavery:
The Overseas Workers and Child Laborers of Kim Jong Un
Roh Hui Chang, former North Korea slave laborer
Kim Tae Hoon, Chair of Hanbyun and PSCORE
Suzanne Scholte, Chair of the North Korea Freedom Coalition
Time: 10 am Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Location: National Press Club Murrow Room at 529 14th Street, NW. Washington, D.C. 20045
Please join us for eyewitness testimony and revelations about the Kim Jong Un regime’s enslavement of his own people — including children — to support the regime’s elite and finance their nuclear weapons development.
Former Slave Laborer, Roh Hui Chang, will provide eyewitness testimony of his nearly decade of enslavement by the Kim regime as a North Korean overseas worker in the Middle East and Russia. Roh will also discuss why recognizing these human rights issues is essential to achieving denuclearization.
Award winning human rights attorney, Kim Tae Hoon, who is a former commissioner of the South Korea Human Rights Commission, will reveal how these human rights violations including the exploitation of children finance the regime’s nuclear programs. He will also discuss how important it is for the international community to focus attention on human rights in North Korea especially as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Seoul Peace Prize Laureate, Suzanne Scholte, who chairs the North Korea Freedom Coalition, will moderate this press briefing.
A question and answer session will follow the two presentations.
RSVPs requested for secure entry to: [email protected]
Contact: Kang Seo at 202-702-4096.
Background: Since the 1990s the Kim family dictatorship has used the people of North Korea as slave laborers first in Russia and China, but Kim Jong Un greatly expanded this practice to place workers in over 45 countries including the European Union, Middle East, Africa and South America to bring in cold cash of over 1.2 billion to the regime. Most of the worker’s pay goes to the regime while North Koreans work long hours in abysmal conditions under tight monitoring. As the regime feels the impact of economic sanctions, it is expected that this practice will increase greatly.
Seoul Peace Prize Laureate
President, Defense Forum Foundation
Chair, North Korea Freedom Coalition
SOURCE Defense Forum Foundation