Date:                Agust 5, 2021


U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

USCIRF Conversation: New Report on Religious Freedom Violations in North Korea

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Virtual Event

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The North Korean government is widely considered one of the worst human rights and religious freedom abusers in the world. Religious freedom conditions in North Korea remain underreported, as information is difficult to obtain due to the country’s closed and isolated nature.
Please join us for a virtual event discussing the findings of USCIRF’s new report on the North Korean government’s violations of religious freedom. The report documents increased violations against Shamanic adherents based upon directives issued by Kim Jong Un. It also highlights many forms of torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment experienced by Shamanic and Christian adherents alike.
USCIRF Commissioners Frederick A. Davie and James W. Carr will be joined by the authors of the report, Korea Future’s Chief Strategy Officer James Burt, Co-Director Suyeon Yoo, and Investigator Inje Hwang for this discussion. The event will be moderated by USCIRF Director of Research and Policy Elizabeth Cassidy and will include Q&A for attendees.

  • Frederick A. Davie, Commissioner, USCIRF
  • James W. Carr, Commissioner, USCIRF
  • James Burt, Chief Strategy Officer, Korea Future
  • Suyeon Yoo, Co-Director, Korea Future
  • Inje Hwang, Investigator, Korea Future
  • Elizabeth Cassidy, Director of Research and Policy, USCIRF
This virtual event is open to the public and media. The video recording will be posted on the Commission website. For any additional questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..