GENEVA, May 20 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch announced today that Shin Dong-hyuk, the only known surviving escapee from a North Korean total control zone prison camp, will receive its 2013 Moral Courage Award, at a Geneva ceremony to be held in the original League of Nations Hall on June 5th.
The award will be presented at UN Watch’s 20th anniversary gala dinner, where Shin will address ambassadors, NGO activists and UN officials.
UN Watch will also arrange meetings for Shin with UN human rights officials in Geneva. The other dinnerhonouree and keynote speaker will be world chess champion and leading Russian dissident Garry Kasparov.
UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer highlighted the importance of bringing victims to meet UN officials. Continue reading ‘North Korean Defector Wins Human Rights Award’