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Goodbye, Katty Chi

I had heard through the grapevine and now it has been verified: Human rights activist Katty Chi has passed away.

She is one of the first people that I met when I got involved in this cause. The first time was in 2012, at an event at the South Korea's National Assembly. She was super cool, one of my favorites as I used to say even when she was alive. And that is the important time to say such things, when people are alive.

When we met, I would say to her, "You know what happens when you meet me?"

She would say, "Yeah. Time to take a photo?"

I'm glad we did.





And from Hyun S. Song, a close colleague of hers:









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