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Robert Park Continues to Write, Sing About ‘Forgotten Genocide’

At press time, two people have cast a “thumbs down” vote on YouTube for former U.S. North Korean detainee Robert Park‘s new music video “Indifference.” I’m not sure how that’s possible, but then again, those two thumbs-down also represent a key aspect of non-North Korean society: freedom of speech.

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Robert Park: Unplugged

The best antidote to today’s latest ridiculous KCNA news release about the “crimes” of an American detainee is the music of former DPRK captive Robert Park.

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Robert Park to Press Charges Against North Korea

This Friday afternoon, February 3rdRobert Park, the former U.S. detainee who has become a tireless campaigner against human rights abuses being committed in North Korea, will hold a press conference in front of the Chinese embassy in Seoul, South Korea. At that time, he will formally announce his intention to press charges against the country for the torture he endured during his 43 days of captivity.

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The Second Disappearance of Robert Park

The last bit of real news about recent North Korean detainee Robert Park (December 25th, 2009 to February 5th, 2010) was a gruesome tidbit included in a March 8th report in The National newspaper by the always reliable Sunny Lee. Up until that point, rumors of Park having suffered some sort of sexual abuse or torture had focused on speculation that the actions were of a homosexual nature, but Seoul-based attorney and activist Jo Sung-rae painted a very different, no less horrifying picture.

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Third Time’s the Curse

Although there is good news of a sort today involving Boston-bred English teacher Aijalon Mahli Gomes, who was sentenced by North Korea on April 7th to eight years of hard labor and more than $700,000 U.S. in fines for illegally crossing into the country on January 25th, 2010, a small group of supporters continue to wonder why there has not been more of an outcry about his situation and a rallying of support. The main reason comes down, quite simply, to the timing of his actions.

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