Today is the 26th anniversary of the Gwangju revolt and massacre. During this week in 1980 hundreds or thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators and members of a "citizens' army" were killed by South Korean military forces.
See this extensive post at the Marmot's Hole for more details.
In Seoul, members of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) commemorated hundreds of thousands or millions of North Koreans who have died and are dieing in North Korean gulags and preventable famine.
LiNK has a full slat of events planned for the next two or three weeks, which I will take the liberty to cut-n-paste:
Screenings of the award-winning documentary "Seoul Train" followed by a Q&A session with LiNK representatives about the North Korean Human Rights crisis will be held at:
May 18th, 1pm - Seoul National University: Bldg. 140, GL room
May 24th, 5pm - Ewha University: (Location)
May 29th, 8pm - Istanbul Restaurant: Noksapeong station exit 2, through underpass at corner
May 30th, 12pm & 6pm - Kyung Hee University: Jung Won Gwan Ji Ha, 1 floor, B117
June 1st, 5pm - Dong Guk University: Hae Hwa Gwan, 202
Symposiums with experts speaking on the issue of North Korean human rights will be held at:
May 22nd, 5:30pm - Koryo University: Kim Nyun Gwan So Theatre 418; Speakers: Tim Peters (Activist, Helping Hands Korea), Kang Chul Hwan (Defector, Co-Author of Aquariums of Pyongyang), and LiNK representatives.
May 23rd, 5pm - Sogang University: K Gwan 203; Speakers: Tim Peters (Activist, Helping Hands Korea); Sohn Jung Hoon (Defector, brother was killed in a public execution in North Korea), and LiNK representatives.
May 25th, 1pm - Seoul National University - Socheon Convention Hall Bldg. 140-1; Speakers: Tim Peters (Activist, Helping Hands Korea), Kim Sung Min (President of "Radio Free North Korea"), and LiNK representative.
May 27th, 4:30 pm - Sookmyung Women's University: Centennial Hall 503; Speakers: Cho Myung Sook (Principal of Yuh Myung School/Jayoutuh School-helps North Korean refugees resettle in Sout Korea); Ahn Myung Chul (former North Korean prison guard), and LiNK representatives.
Join us at these events, and many more to be announced!
If you want to get involved, email them today.