December 5, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Mother And Son Risk Being Sent To Prison Camp (North Korea: UA 253.17)


A woman who was identified as Lee Su-jung in China (aged 24) and her son (aged 4) were forcibly returned to North Korea on 17 November after nearly two weeks of detention in China and are at risk of arbitrary detention, torture or other ill-treatment and possible execution.

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A woman who was identified as Lee Su-jung in China (aged 24) and her son (aged 4) were forcibly returned to North Korea on 17 November after nearly two weeks of detention in China and are at risk of arbitrary detention, torture or other ill-treatment and possible execution.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to immediately provide official notification regarding the whereabouts of Lee Su-jung, her son and the other eight North Koreans who were forcibly returned from China;
  • Urging them to ensure that Lee Su-jung and the rest of the group are protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and have regular access to appropriate medical care during detention;
  • Asking the authorities to release Lee Su-jung and the rest of the group, unless they are charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offense and promptly tried in proceedings which meet international fair trial standards, without recourse to the death penalty.

Contact these two officials by 16 January, 2018:

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ri Yong-ho
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Pyongyang
Democratic Republic of Korea
Twitter: @uriminzok (North Korean official twitter account)
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the Office of the United Nations in New York
Mr Ja Song-nam
820 Second Ave, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10017, USA
Phone: 212 972 3105 -OR- 212 972 3106
Fax: +1 212 972 3154
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 253.17
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