There are three Americans being held captive in North Korea just miles from the Olympic stadiums….
Here’s how you can help:
- Spread the word on social media with #USA3
- If you are at the Olympics, hold up 3 fingers whenever you cheer on our American athletes.
- Contacting Congress: US Senate | US House of Representatives
- Make your own appeal to get these three Americans home!
A call to action to bring the three Americans being detained in North Korea home #USA3:
Sol Kim, the son of one of the Americans that is being held captive in North Korea, shares three ways to show solidarity in bringing these Americans home.
Sol Kim shares his story of how his father, Kim SangDuck, is being held captive in North Korea….
Sol Kim is the son of Kim SangDuck (Tony Kim), 59, who is an American who was detained by North Korea authorities at Pyongyang International Airport on April 22, 2017.
Kim SangDuck (Tony Kim)
Kim SangDuck (Tony Kim), 59, is an American who was detained by North Korea authorities at Pyongyang International Airport on April 22, 2017. No reason is given at the time of his detainment. Kim was in the country to teach at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that Tony also engaged in humanitarian work in the North, helping orphanages in the country’s northeast. In May 2017, Tony Kim is allegedly accused of “committing criminal acts of hostility aimed to overturn the (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea).”
Kim Dong Chul
Kim Dong Chul, 64, is an American businessman who was taken into custody in North Korea in October 2015. He was accused of committing “offenses in a scheme to overthrow the socialist system of the DPRK,” according to state-run news agency KCNA. In March 2016, North Korean officials allege that Kim confessed to espionage charges. In April 2016, Kim was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor for subversion and espionage.
Kim Hak-song, 55, is an American who was detained in North Korea on May 6, 2017. Kim was “a man who was doing business in relation to the operation of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported. He was detained on suspicion of committing “hostile acts” against the country’s government. Pyongyang University of Science and Technology said Kim was doing agricultural development work with the university’s agricultural farm.