A reception to launch The Pyongyang Literary Festival project was held on February 15th in the River Room of the Lord Speaker’s apartments at the House of Lords. This was under the auspices of the charity the Epiphany Trust. The event was addressed by Dr.James Kim, founder of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, Professor Keith Hanley of Lancaster University, Dr.John Swenson-Wright of the University of Cambridge (Chairman of the PLF), David Lee (PLF Committee member), Lord Alton (PLF Patron)and the Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza.
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For the Uyghurs Genocide is a word which dares...