December 14, 2017: Thank you to Voice of America for writing about the abduction issue and for including the abduction of Mr. Hwang’s father as an example.
“One example is Hwang In-cheol’s father. He was among the 47 people who were on a Korean Air Lines (KAL) airplane that was hijacked to North Korea in 1969. …
“To this day, 48 years later, my father and the rest of the 11 unreturned abductees remain forcefully detained in North Korea and they have been forgotten,” Hwang said. Continue reading at Voice of America.
December 11, 2017: Mr. Hwang will be holding a press conference at the Korean Press Center in Seoul on Monday, December 11 to mark the 48th anniversary of the hijacking.
December. 6, 2017: Mr. Hwang spoke to the Into The Dream team recently. The resulting piece is on their Facebook page here.
Here are two excerpts.
“… For 16 years now, I have been engaged body and soul to bring my father back to South Korea. I left my job to become a day laborer on construction sites and have time to go to plead my family’s case in front of public buildings. At first, I was told that I had to give up, that it was an old history and that it was too late. It was so long time ago that people totally forgot what happened. …. My dream for the future is still to meet my father and to introduce him to my wife and my three daughters.”