A Bipartisan Group of Organizations to Issue Strong Support of a Helsinki Approach to North Korean Policy
In a press conference at the National Press Club on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at noon a broad left-right group of organizations consisting of various human rights and faith-based organizations and leaders of the Korean-American community will issue an introductory statement and an 18-point Statement of Principles.

July 18, 2006

A Bipartisan Group of Organizations to Issue Strong Support of a Helsinki Approach to North Korean Policy
Press Conference

Thursday, July 20, 2006 at Noon-1:00 p.m
National Press Club
Lisagor Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C.

A broad left-right group of organizations consisting of various human rights and faith-based organizations and leaders of the Korean-American community will issue an introductory statement and an 18-point Statement of Principles in a press conference at the National Press Club on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at noon. The group will indicate its strong support for a Helsinki-based approach to U.S.-North Korea policy and for recent pro-human rights actions of the Bush administration.

The coalition rejects the current policy options under debate, which focus on military responses and disarmament negotiations that exclude consideration of human rights issues.

The ad-hoc coalition will call for holding China increasingly accountable for its unlawful treatment of North Korean refugees within its borders.

Copies of the statements and a list of supporting organizations and leaders will be made available.

The speakers will be:

  • Morton H. Halperin, Executive Director, Open Society Policy Center
  • Michael Horowitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Sam Kim, Korean American Coalition of Churches
  • Richard Cizik, National Association of Evangelicals
  • David Saperstein, Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism

 

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