Sunday, March 10, 2019

North Korea maintains repression, political prison camps - UN expert

By Mercury Postlight, March. 09, 2019

GENEVA, March 8 (Reuters) - Despite actively pursuing diplomacy on its nuclear program, North Korea continues to quash basic freedoms, maintaining political prison camps and strict surveillance of its citizens, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday.

"With the positive developments in the past year 2018, it is all the more regrettable that the serious human rights situation on the ground in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea remains unchanged," Tomas Ojea Quintana, U.N. special rapporteur for human rights in the DPRK, said in his latest report.

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