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2018-07-31 Better targets for North Korea

Some people amuse me when they suggest that I might be on North Korea's target list. As I tell them: "You really need to stop watching spy dramas."

Yesterday I was in a room with several people who probably are targeted by North Korea. In the case of Park Sang-hak, he actually had an assassin attempt to poison him. And then there are others who criticize North Korea at the international level, and in Korean. I'm happy they are working so hard, it makes sure that if my name is on North Korea's target list, that it is so far down the list that I will die of old age rather than getting killed by a North Korean agent.

Jung Gwang-il is a North Korean refugee who has been criticizing and mocking the North Korean regime for years. Wouldn't the NK government want to knock him off before they got to the guy teaching English to NK refugees?

Kim Suk-woo was the vice minister for the Ministry of Unification. He has been criticizing North Korea at the national level for a number of years.

Ambassador Lee was South Korea's Ambassador for North Korean Human Rights and founded the Yonsei Center for Human Liberty raising awareness about NK human rights violations.

Signe Poulsen was head of the UN's Seoul office for five years, leading the effort to monitor and criticize NK publicly and surely doing things behind the scenes.

Sehyek was the winner of TNKR's second English speech contest and he does a lot of work behind the scenes about NK human rights.

Greg speaks fluent Korean, he has been criticizing North Korea directly for a number of years, attacking that psychotic country's dismal human rights record.

2020 comment: As I have said for years, I am more likely to be targeted by the South Korean rather than the NK government. 

In Park Sang-hak's case, it has turned out to be both government's have come after him. NK did it the brutal way--sending an assassin after him a few years ago. The South Korean government did it the Democratic way--delisting his organization, investigating him, and doing what it can to starve his organization.

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