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WASHINGTON (BP)--Korean-Americans initiated a campaign to bring freedom to North Korean refugees trapped in China at a July 17 rally in Washington.
The event, held on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, inaugurated an effort seeking to convince China's government to take the following steps:
"'[U]ntil all the people of North Korea are treated as human beings rather than as animals … we will not have finished the job.'"
-- Richard Land
-- Grant refugee status to about 300,000 North Koreans who have fled the oppression of their home country.
-- Stop the return of North Korean refugees to their country, where they face imprisonment, torture and execution.
-- Permit the North Korean refugees to move to another country, such as South Korea or the United States. Read More