North Korea: Send his father home!

North Korea: Send his father home!

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HWANG IN CHEOL started this petition to kim jong-un and

North Korea is one the worst countries in the world. There have been numerous books, studies, documentaries and articles documenting the way North Korea violates the rights of its citizens.

Despite its reign of terror and occasional threats to nuke other countries, few people born outside of North Korea have actually been harmed directly by North Korea, because its main business is terrorizing its own citizens.

My father is one of those victims of North Korea. As of December 1969, he was a successful TV producer in South Korea with a wife and two young children. He was one of the 50 unlucky people on an airplane that was hijacked to North Korea on December 11, 1969. After international protests, 39 of the people were returned to South Korea, but North Korea kept the most talented 11, to be used by the regime for strategic, political and propaganda purposes.

Since 2001, I have been calling for my father’s release, but North Korea has ignored me. I cannot give up, however, knowing that North Korea seized my father and has refused to release any information about him.

This is the year 2019. People can contact either other in many ways—letters, telephones, email, Skype. However, North Korea keeps a wall around the people there.

I am not alone, there are others who have been harmed by North Korea directly. I have met and gotten to know the family of Otto Warmbier, the young man who died after being tortured by North Korea. I have met Teruaki Masumoto sat, a Japanese man whose sister, Rumico Masumoto, was abducted to North Korea. Eiko Kawasaki, a North Korean born in Japan, made the mistake as an idealistic teenager of moving to North Korea, then spending four decades in agony before she finally escaped. Lee Mi-Il, a fellow South Korean whose father was also abducted by North Korea.
There are countless others whose family members have been abducted or detained by North Korea.

You probably have not have been harmed directly by North Korea, but your voice can still help those of you who have been wronged and ignored by North Korea.

Numerous others have spoken up for us, including the United Nations, Amnesty International. We need your voice, your signature on the petition, to help broaden this movement to force North Korea to give information about and release the people it has abducted.

World leaders won’t do anything about this until enough of us speak up. By world leaders mentioning these cases to Kim Jong-Un, we can make it clear that civilized countries respect the rights of individuals. North Korea is the worst country in the world, and will remain so until humanity forces it to change.

This year on December 8, just a few days before the 50th anniversary of the airplane hijacking by a North Korean spy, I am again calling on the North Korean government to release my father. I will be leading a group to Imjingak near the DMZ in bitter cold weather to issue this call. Even if you can’t be with me that particular day, please sign this petition to represent your presence.

My message to North Korea: “Send my father home.”

Join with me in saying: “North Korea: Send his father home.”

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