Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Visit KwangjuEast Timorise human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximines Belo, 52, will visit Kwangju for the 20th anniversary of the May 18 Kwangju Democratic Uprising.
The 5.18 Institute at Chonman National University announced on April 13, "Bishop Belo has promised to deliver a closing speech at the 'Global Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the Kwangju Uprising' on May 15."
World leaders and human rights scholars like Professor Song Du-ul, 56, of Muenster University in Germany will attend the three day symposium to discuss 'Democracy and Human Rights in the 21st Century in Kwangju and Asia.'
The institute has decided to provide Bishop Belo with the opportunity to meet President Kim Dae-jung and Cardinal Kim Soo-hwan before the symposium, if he so desires.
Bishop Belo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for promoting peace and reconciliation by revealing to the international community how human rights had been abused in East Timor since 1989.
by Chun Chang-whan