North Korea Freedom Coalition

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North Korea Freedom Coalition
Formation 2003
Headquarters Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Region served
International
Chairwoman
Dr. Suzanne Scholte[1][2]
Website Official website

The North Korea Freedom Coalition (NKFC) is an organisation established in 2003 for human rights and freedom in North Korea.[3][4]

Advocacy[edit]

The NKFC supported the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2013 (H.R. 1771; 113th Congress), a bill that would increase U.S. sanctions against North Korea.[5][6] The organization encouraged Americans to contact their Members of Congress about the bill.[7] According to the organization, the bill "would impose tough, targeted financial sanctions on North Korean leaders who are responsible for crimes against humanity and would significantly decrease North Korea's profoundly egregious human rights abuses."[8][9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women activists cross DMZ between North and South Korea". Jethro Mullen and Kathy Novak. CNN. May 25, 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "North Korea celebrates Kim Jong-il's birthday". The Guardian. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Rights Envoy Named for N. Korea". Washington Post. 20 August 2005. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "NKorea defectors drop leaflets condemning leader". Daily Mail. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "H.R. 1771 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  6. ^ United States of America Congressional Record Proceedings and Debates of the 109th Congress Second Session Vol. 152 Part 5. Government Printing Office. pp. 6395–. GGKEY:9P94KC6FCL1. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2013". North Korea Freedom Coalition. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Support H.R. 1771 Now". North Korea Freedom Coalition. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Paul French (15 September 2007). North Korea: The Paranoid Peninsula: A Modern History, Second Edition. Zed Books. pp. 260–. ISBN 978-1-84277-905-7. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "SEN. BROWNBACK APPLAUDS NORTH KOREA FREEDOM DAY". US Fed News Service, Including US State News – via HighBeam (subscription required). April 28, 2006. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 

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