January 16, 2022

New Online: Reference: U.S. State Dept. Releases Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

From the Dept. of State (U.S.):

Today, as part of our efforts to promote accountability, we are releasing a report identifying North Korean officials and entities responsible for or associated with serious human rights abuses or censorship. In conjunction with this report, the Department of the Treasury has added North Korean persons to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list. Both actions are consistent with the requirements of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016.

Human rights abuses in the DPRK are among the worst in the world. The government continues to commit extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest and detention, forced labor, and torture. Many of these abuses are committed in the political prison camps, where an estimated 80,000 to 120,000 individuals are detained, including children and family members of the accused.

The report represents the most comprehensive U.S. government effort to date to name those responsible for or associated with the worst aspects of the North Korean government’s repression, including serious human rights abuses and censorship in the DPRK, and we will continue to identify more individuals and entities in future reports.

The report was prepared by U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and  submitted in compliance with: Section 304 (a) of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016, Public Law 114-122, enacted on February 18, 2016

Direct to Complete Report and Annex

Direct to Transcript of State Dept. Background Briefing About Report

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