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Urgent Action: TV producer held in North Korea for 50 years

Hwang Won, a former TV producer from South Korea, was not allowed to return to his home country after arriving involuntarily to North Korea on a hijacked plane on 11 December 1969. Despite repeated requests from his family, the North Korean authorities have refused to disclose information regarding Hwang Won’s vital status or whereabouts for the last 50 years. South Korean authorities must call on the North Korean authorities to provide accurate information on Hwang Won, who will turn 82 this year.  

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Korean to:

President of the Republic of Korea
Moon Jae-in
1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, 
Seoul 03048 
Republic of Korea
Email: president@president.go.kr
Salutation: Dear President Moon


And copies to:

Cho Myoung-Gyon 
Ministry of Unification 
209 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu 
Republic of Korea 
Fax: 82-2-2100-5759 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HER EXCELLENCY MS. ENNA PARK Embassy of the Republic of Korea 60 Buckingham Gate SW1E 6AJ 020 7227 5500/2 Fax 020 7227 5503 Website http://gbr.mofa.go.kr 

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.


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