President Jinhye Jo Testifies Before Congress

President Jinhye Jo testified today before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. She spoke about the human trafficking problems faced by North Koreans in China. A video of the testimony and the text of her speech follows: JinHye Jo President, NKinUSA COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS Subcommittee […]

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NKinUSA Holds Private Meeting with Leaders from South Korea

NKinUSA President Jinhye Jo and Vice President Grace Jo met today with leaders visiting from South Korea. These leaders were participating in the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The guests included leaders from the Korean Government, a leader from a school for refugees, medical and social workers dealing with North Korean refugees, and a […]

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Emergency Rescue Fundraising Campaign

Please donate to our emergency fundraising campaign! https://igg.me/at/dul-BB1FfbU   Eun-Chul age 13, Eun-hyuk age 9, and their mother escaped North Korea in the hopes of living a better life. While in China, they were discovered to be North Koreans, and were forcibly repatriated. People sent back to North Korea are almost always tortured, imprisoned, and […]

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I Want to Live Like a Decent Person – Part 2

At the police station I was investigated briefly. While at the station I met a Korean-Chinese woman who worked at a restaurant and who introduced me to her nephew who lived in Jilin. I ended up going to Jilin, marrying her nephew and living with him there for two and a half years. There, I […]

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I Want to Live Like a Decent Person – Part 1

I am a North Korean defector living in secret, hiding from the public security officers in a small farming village in Jilin-sheng, China. Twelve years have passed since I crossed the Tumen River in my 20s; I am now in my 40s. I lament my misfortune and lack of any hope for the future. Perhaps […]

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