2011년 8월 29일 월요일

Proposition for the repatriation of the prisoners in the Yoduk Camp


□ Proposition for the repatriation of the prisoners in the Yoduk Camp

○ In 1976 while working as a nurse in Germany, Shin Sook Ja married Dr. Oh Gil Nam (Ph.D. in Economics), who was studying abroad. (Children, 2 daughters)
○ Oh Gil Nam asked for help to people around him because of hardships of life, such as his wife's accident and hepatitis.
- The late Yoon Yi Sang (A composer of contemporary music in Germany) decided to enter North Korea to ensure the treatment of Shin Sook Ja and to offer a professorship to Oh Gil Nam.
- In 1985, the family of Oh Gil Nam (two daughters) entered North Korea
○ After entering North Korea, Oh Gil Nam's family got brainwashed for three months being isolated.
○ While being in the mission of entering North Korea, Oh Gil Nam escaped accompanied by a German student.
○ For the reason of Oh Gil Nam's defection, Shin Sook Ja and the two daughters got imprisoned in Yoduk Camp
○ Oh Gil Nam made several requests to the late Yoon Yi Sang for the repatriation of his family
○ The late Yoon Yi Sang sent Shin Sook Ja's letter to Oh Gil Nam twice in 1988 and in 1987 and in 1991 sent the picture and taped voice of Shin Sook Ja's daughters forcing him to re-enter North Korea and show his loyalty.
○ In 1992, Oh Gil Nam returned to Korea after surrendering in the Korean embassy in Germany
○ Oh Gil Nam sent letters of plea to the UN Civil Rights Commission, the Amnesty International, and the International Red Cross for the repatriation of his family
- The international organizations did not respond
○ In 1994, the secretary general of the Amnesty International asked for a interview with Shin Sook Ja in Pyongyang, but the North Korean authorities informed that 'She does not want it'.
○ Defectors Kang Chul Hwan and An Hyuk testified that Mrs. Shin and her two daughters are in the twelfth village in the Yoduk Camp, during the 'North Korea Human Rights Awareness Lecture' held in the 26.
○ Around the hometown of Mrs. Shin in Tong Yong, in Gyeong Nam Il Won, people started a signature campaign to rescue Mrs. Shin and her daughters.
(Of Tong Yong's total population (14 million people), 11.4% or 26,000 people signed the request)

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