Analysis Shows Blurring of North Korean Prison Camps and Villages
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) will hold a media roundtable to discuss new satellite imagery emerging from North Korea on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the AIUSA office in Washington, D.C.
Frank Jannuzi, AIUSA's deputy executive director will discuss the state of human rights in North Korea and provide a brief review of the new analysis.
Scott Edwards, AIUSA's managing director of Crisis Prevention and Response, will be on hand to discuss implications of the analysis.
To RSVP, please contact Sharon Singh, AIUSA media relations director, at [email protected] or 202-675-8579.
EVENT: Media roundtable on new North Korea satellite imagery
DATE: Friday, March 8, 2013
TIME: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Amnesty International USA
600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20003
For more information, please visit:
- The satellite images with descriptions can be accessed from ADAM, Amnesty International's photo database (all photos should be attributed to (c) DigitalGlobe 2013
- Video of Amnesty experts Scott Edwards and Christoph Koettl detailing the findings of the new satellite images (all footage up to 1:48 should be attributed to Tea Durmic Sawaya)
- An embeddable video playlist (in cooperation with WITNESS) hosted on the Human Rights Channel, including testimony from escaped prisoners and defectors, as well as expert analysis
- An embeddable, interactive map showing the location and providing details of the political prison camp system
- A Google Earth layer, allowing users to explore the system of political prison camps through satellite imagery
- A selection of satellite images at http://bit.ly/NKSatImages
- AIUSA blog posts "North Korea: Stories From the Forgotten Prisons" and "Is North Korea Turning Into One Big Prison?" by Christoph Koettl, emergency response manager of AIUSA's Crisis Prevention and Response unit
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.