A very clear Statement by Michael Kirby about the Story of Hyeonseo Lee:
‘’This is a powerful story of an escapee from North Korea. In the hallowed meeting rooms of the United Nations in New York, ambassadors from North Korea recently sought to shout down stories like this. But these voices will not be silenced. Eventually freedom will be restored. History will vindicate Hyeonseo Lee and those like her for the risks they ran so that their bodies and their minds could be free. And so that we could know the truth.
The Honourable Michael Kirby, chair of the UN commission of inquiry on human rights abuses in North Korea, 2013-14.’’