Tuesday, January 18, 2011

North Korea Freedom Coalition Candlelight Vigil to remember North Korean refugees

On the occasion of the White House State dinner that President Obama will host for President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China on January 19, 2011, the North Korea Freedom Coalition cordially invites you to join us for a Candlelight Vigil to remember the North Korean refugees who have been repatriated against their will  by the Chinese authorities to North Korea to face certain torture, certain  imprisonment and even death for fleeing their homeland.  

We will begin gathering at Lafayette Park at 6 pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, for the candlelight vigil at 7 pm.  We will walk in front of the White House for a quiet ceremony carrying a coffin to remember all those who have died because of this policy, and we will read  THE LIST of all the names known to us of the North Korean refugees who have  been forced back to North Korea.  Special guests will include North Korean defectors.

[Besides your attendance] there are two ways that you can help:
1) please send your letters -- both personal appeals and letters from  NGOs are welcome -- to President Hu to stop repatriating the North  Korean refugees.
2) please consider a donation in support of this event by donating to the North Korea Freedom Coalition.

 Acta Non Verba,
 Suzanne Scholte
 and the North Korea Freedom Coalition

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