December 07, 2023

No improvement in N. Korea human rights: Human Rights Watch

NGO spokesman attacks idea that Kim Jong Un is a moderate as "fiction"

Human rights in North Korea have seen "no improvement"  under Kim Jong Un, the Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Tuesday.

In the annual World Report 2014 the human rights NGO said that over the past year Kim Jong Un had consolidated his "rights-abusing rule," citing state crackdowns on attempted escape, worsening labor rights, and widespread corruption as indicators of worsening human rights in North Korea.