10 May 2016 The Girl with Seven Names: The Story of a North Korean Defector

Friday, May 13, 2016

On Tuesday 10 May 2016 I had the opportunity to host Hyeonseo Lee at Parliament to talk about her experiences as a North Korean Defector.

It was a moving address about the struggles she faced in North Korea as well as her escape from the regime to China and onto South Korea and her return to the North Korean Border to help her Mother and brother escape too.

It was a great evening for everyone who attended and in particular I would like to thank the MPs, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and Veterans who were able to attend.

12 Korean War Veterans from the NZKVA were there from around New Zealand and it was a privilege to have them again here at Parliament throughout the day.



You can hear Hyseonseo Lee's TED Talk on the link below.