Human activism in North Korea and Iran
29 May 2018 18.00
Meet two activists with strong personal stories: Yeonmi Park and Marina Nemat.
Yeonmi Park grew up as part of the elite in North Korea until the regime punished her father for selling items to China. The family was banished to the north, where poverty, starvation, and “disappearences” became part of everyday life. After she escaped in 2007, Yeonmi Park is now living in Seoul, where she study criminal justice.
Marina Nemat from Iran was imprisoned at the age of 16 for criticizing Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime. In the infamous Evin Prison, she was interrogated, tortured and raped by a prison guard who she was forced to marry. When the guard was killed, she was released and fled to Canada.
In a conversation led by Journalist Hilde Sandvik, these two remarkable women will discuss human rights and female activism, and the floor will be opened for questions at the end. The event is a cooperation between Oslo Freedom Forum and the Nobel Peace Center.
The event is free and open for everyone.