Hwang In-Cheol was the featured speaker at a National Assembly panel discussion on February 14 about the 1969 hijacking of a South Korean airplane to North Korea.
On February 14, 1970, North Korea returned 39 people, but kept 11, including Hwang-won, the father of Hwang In-Cheol.
On Thursday, 49 years later, several South Korean Congressmen issued strong statements in support of Hwang In-Cheol and demanded that the South Korean president do more to help with resolving this case.
I was one of the other speakers at the panel discussion. Behind-the-scenes, Youngmin Kwon was the coordinator dealing with multiple issues and also translated on Thursday.
Here’s the news coverage so far.
- Daily NK
- Kyeonggi News
- New Daily
- FN Today
- Daum News
- Naver News
- Blue Today
Photos posted on blogs and by news outlets
Photos taken by Team Hwang members.
Support Mr. Hwang’s campaign: https://give.lovetnkr.com/en/KAL1969
Amnesty International petition: