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Save North Korean Refugees #SaveMyFriend

Innocent North Korean refugees, some of which are our friends and family, are at risk of execution if repatriated to North Korea.

This case is important because it is the first arrest of North Korean refugees in China after Kim Jung-il's death. Kim Jung-un, the son of Kim Jung-il and NK's current leader, declared that refugees who flee North Korea during the 100-day mourning period of his father's death would be annihilated along with their families.

30 have been caught and sent back to North Korea, but many more lives are at risk -- North Koreans that are caught trying to defect are faced with the cruelest death sentence, often preceded by a long process of torture or excruciating labor. This is because the North Korean government perceives defectors as the number one threat to their authority.

If the international community, especially China, doesn’t take a strong stance on saving North Korean refugees once and for all, they are guilty of supporting the death of thousands of innocent lives. China has the power and opportunity to rewrite history and stop one of the greatest atrocities of our time -- on behalf of our friends and family, we plea, please help #SaveMyFriend!

SIGN & SHARE with your friends via social media.

Tweet: Please #SaveMyFriend -- sign www.savemyfriend.org 

We will continue to collect signatures until we know they are free, utilizing your voice along with thousands of others to show the world that we care. We would also like to make clear that this is not a political movement; we simply want to #SaveMyFriend.

 

Please help us keep the momentum going!

TWEET #SAVEMYFRIEND and Follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/SaveMyFriend) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/SaveMyFriend2012) for more updates; let's start a "revolution" online to save these lives.

 30 North Korean already repatriated.

The news are reporting that China has repatriated the 30 Refugees. 
It seems China has done this to in fear that if this issue get more attention, 
it will have to face with harsher consequences. 
In other words, they want to silence us.

However we will continue to Cry Out for the thirty who are, as we speak, most likely being tortured. 
We will cry out because that is the only thing we can do. We will continue to be voice for the other several hundred North Koreans in China who are in prison waiting to be deported. We will continue to raise awareness for the several tens of thousands of North Koreans who have escaped to China in search for food and freedom. Dear China, Please help us save our friends..

Friends of the Thirty One.. Continue your plea and hollering through all mediums so that something like this never happens again...


 

*저희 #SaveMyFriend 팀은 아무런 정당에 속하지 않음을 밝힙니다. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea
    Marzuki Darusman
  • Permanent Representative of China to the UN
    Li Baodong
  • Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China
    Yang Jiechi
  • President of the People's Republic of China
    Hu Jintao
  • Deputy Undersecretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    Kurt Campbell
  • Assistant Secretary, Office DRL
    Michael Posner
  • US Ambassador to China
    Gary Locke
  • EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
    Catherine Ashton
  • National Security Advisor
    Susan Rice
  • Chinese Ambassador to the U.S.
    Zhang Yesui
  • US Ambassador to South Korea
    Sung Y. Kim
  • Permanent Representative of China to the UN Office at Geneva
    He Yafei
  • High Commissioner, UN High Commission on Refugees
    António Guterres
  • Commissioner for Human Rights
    Thomas Hammarberg
  • Former Secretary of State
    Hillary Clinton


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