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Category Archives: North Korea

February 24, 2017

North Korea’s use of chemical weapons in Malaysia is a step too far – the whole world must cut ties with the Stalinist regime

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport looked like it might be no more than an odd-ball story, destined for the various crank stories that typify reporting about North …

Posted in Asia, Malaysia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 16, 2017

North Korea is a terrifying rogue state – but it is its own citizens who suffer the worst

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The apparent assassination of a North Korean exile, Kim Jong-nam, most likely on the orders of North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, is the stuff of Cold War-era spy thrillers, an exotic tale that some …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 14, 2017

Don’t Forget the Treatment of North Korean Defectors

This article originally appeared on The Diplomat
In London, thousands of people gathered in the freezing rain to protest the new American president’s ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
If people around the globe are willing to protest against Trump’s decision to reject refugees, …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
August 29, 2016

Kim’s missile supermarket: North Korea will sell nukes to anyone – even ISIS

Multiple missile tests have been ordered by Kim Jong-un in recent months in a bid to boost the range of his rockets.
The defiant North Korean also detonated a hydrogen bomb in January and restarted the Yongbyon nuclear reactor.

Kyle Orton, a …

Posted in Defence, Iraq, ISIS, News Coverage, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Syria, Terrorism & Security
January 19, 2015

By depicting Shin Dong-hyuk as a fantasist, the media strengthens North Korea’s regime

Originally posted in the Spectator
Shin Dong-hyuk really shouldn’t need defending.  The thirty-two year old was born in, and grew up in, the North Korean gulag system.  And as he has related in his book Escape from Camp 14, and in public …

Posted in Human Rights, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
December 13, 2012

Should North Korea’s surprise rocket launch raise concerns over security in the region?

City AM, 13th December 2012
YES
Raheem Kassam
There is no doubt that North Korea’s test will terrify the people of South Korea as well as other nations in the region. The West will not only be concerned by the threats and strains …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
July 20, 2012

North Korea: Victim of Western Media Conspiracy?

Greater media attention has recently been brought upon the home of the world’s worst human rights abuses, North Korea, particularly for its vast system of slave labour camps – used as dustbins of society into which anyone whom the regime …

Posted in Human Rights, North Korea, Spotlight, The Scoop
June 22, 2012

China’s shameful treatment of North Korean refugees

Since North Koreans are strictly forbidden from even talking about change, untold multitudes express themselves in the only way open to them as North Koreans; through ‘voting with their feet’. Hundreds of North Koreans risk everything, even death, to escape …

Posted in Human Rights, North Korea, The Scoop
June 15, 2012

‘China’s Policy of Forced Repatriation of North Korean Refugees and Implications for International Law’

with Tim Peters, Founder, Helping Hands Korea and Lord Alton of Liverpool
5 – 6pm, Tuesday 19th June 2012
Room U, Portcullis House, London, SW1A 2LW

To attend please RSVP to: jake.calvert@henryjacksonsociety.org
China has a policy of forcibly repatriating North Korean refugees, in total disregard …

Posted in Event, Human Rights, North Korea

Audio: ‘China’s Policy of Forced Repatriation of North Korean Refugees and Implications for International Law’

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Posted in China, Event Audio, Human Rights, North Korea
June 6, 2012

We need to talk about Songbun, North Korea’s hidden social caste system

Greater focus has recently been bought upon the home of the world’s worst human rights abuses, North Korea, for its vast system of slave labour camps – used as dustbins of society into which anyone whom they suspect to be …

Posted in Human Rights, North Korea, The Scoop
May 2, 2012

North Korea continues to brutalise its people and yet we do nothing

Shin Dong-hyuk, one of the few known survivors of North Korea’s prison camps, travelled to London last week to share his experiences in Parliament at an event held by the Henry Jackson Society. Shin, born into Kaechon internment camp (Camp …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, North Korea, Spotlight
May 1, 2012

Why we should expect North Korea’s continued provocation to escape punishment

North Korea’s failed satellite launch is only the most recent incident to join a long line of provocations gone unpunished by the United States and the wider international community. Every attempted assassination – both successful and unsuccessful – of South …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, North Korea, The Scoop
April 25, 2012

Audio: ‘The World’s Most Closed Nation: Exposing Crimes against Humanity in North Korea’

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Posted in Event Audio, Human Rights, North Korea
April 23, 2012

“Those Who are Sent to the Mountains:” North Korea’s vast gulag system

It is a rare and difficult thing for new material to be found about North Korea and exposed to the outside world. Over the past several weeks, however, new light has been shed on the country’s darkest corners of all …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, North Korea, Spotlight, The Scoop
December 11, 2006

The Bomb must not be banned

Tony Blair informed the House of Commons on 4th December that in an uncertain world with states like North Korea and Iran seeking nuclear weapons, it would be ‘unwise and dangerous’ for the United Kingdom to divest itself of its …

Posted in Iran, North Korea, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security